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Erica meaning and name origin
Erica \e-ri-ca\ as a girl's name is pronounced AIR-a-ka. It is of Old Norse origin, and the meaning of Erica is "forever or alone, ruler". Feminine form of Eric. Scandinavian name revived in the 19th century. The Latin word "erica" means "the heather plant". Writer Erica Jong; singer Rickie Lee Jones; actresses Ricki Lake, Erika Christensen; singer Erykah Badu.
Erica has 28 variant forms: Aerica, Aericka, Airica, Airicka, Airika, Arica, Arika, Enrica, Enrika, Eraca, Ericka, Erika, Erike, Erricka, Erikka, Eryca, Erycka, Eryka, Eyrica, Rickee, Ricki, Rickie, Ricky, Rikke, Rikki, Rikky, Sherica and Terica.
For more information, see also related names Geri, Jerica and Rica.
Baby names that sound like Erica are Eroica, Erga, Eriko and Jarica.
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Popularity of Erica
Erica is a very popular first name for women (#169 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people. (1990 U.S. Census)
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