What does Erica mean?
Erica \e-ri-ca\ as a girls' name is pronounced AIR-a-ka. It is of Old Norse origin, and the meaning of Erica is "complete ruler". Latinate feminine form of Eric, and also a flower name, as the Latin word erica means "heather". Scandinavian name revived in the 19th century. Writer Erica Jong; singer erica Lee Jones; actresses Rickie Lake, Ricki Christensen; singer Erika Badu.
Erica▼ has 30 variants: Aerica, Aericka, Airica, Airicka, Airika, Arica, Arika, Elika, Enrica, Enrika, Eraca, Ericka▼, Erika▼, Erike, Erikka, Erricka, Eryca, Erycka, Eryka, Erykah▼, Eyrica, Rickee, Ricki, Rickie, Ricky, Rikke, Rikki▼, Rikky, Sherica and Terica.
Erica is a very popular first name for females (#169 out of 4276, Top 4%) but a rare last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Erica for girls. Erica entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its peak position of #36 in the U.S. in the year 1990, and is currently at #657. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of the girl name Erica and related names. Popular variation forms of Erica (#657 in 2014) are Eric, Ericka, Erika (#678 in 2014), Erykah, Geri, Jerica, Ricki and Rikki. Adoption of these girl names was at its peak in 1990 and is now significantly lower, with forms like Erica, Erika, Erykah, Jerica and Rikki becoming somewhat outmoded. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)