What does Erica mean?
Erica [er-i-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.Creative forms:
(female) Erca, Eriea, ..
(male) Ericael, Eried, .. Middle name pairings:
Erica Mariah (E.M.), ..
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 1940-1949 and reached its peak position of #36 in the U.S. in the year 1990, and is currently at #681. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular variation forms of Erica (#681 in recent rankings) appearing in the Top 2000 are Arica, Arika, Eric, Ericka, Erika (#728 in recent rankings), Eryka, Erykah, Jerica, Ricki, Rickie, Ricky and Rikki. Other variants, like Rycca, are seldom used. Adoption of these forms of Erica was more pronounced among parents in 1990 (median #1324) and is now significantly reduced, with forms like Erykah becoming less stylish.
Erica▼ is alike in pronunciation to Eriko, Eroica and Eroiqua. Other recommended 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.See names in meaning and etymology.