What does Erica mean?
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.more]
How popular is Erica?
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. Demographics)
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. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)
Popular variation forms of Erica (#657 in recent rankings) appearing in the Top 1000 are Eric, Ericka, Erika (#678 in recent rankings), Erykah, Jerica, Ricki and Rikki. Other variants, like Rycca, are seldom used. Adoption of these forms of Erica was more pronounced among parents in 1990 (median #627) and is somewhat less today (#916, down 77.7%), with forms like Jerica becoming less stylish.
Thinking of names?
Erica▼ is alike in pronunciation to Eriko, Eroica and Eroiqua. Other recommended similar baby names are Africa, Alica, Amica, Anica, Derica, Edina, Edira, Edita, Ediva, Egina, Eila, Eira, Elia, Elice, Elicia, Elida▼, Elina, Elisa▲, Elita, Eliza▲, Elrica, Emila, Emina, Enricka, Erda, Erena, Erga, Erin▲, Erina, Erinn, Erinna, Eris, Erisha, Eriss, Erla, Erlina, Erma▼, Ermina, Erna▼, Ernice, Ersila, Ertha, Ervina, Erwina, Evia, Evina, Evita, Farica, Gerica, Jarica, Lyrica, Meica, Mica, Prisca, Ulrica, Verica, Vica and Zorica. These names tend to be less commonly used than Erica.