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pinWhat 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.

Related girl names: Jerica and Rica.

Erica has 6 more different relations via Ricki, Rickie: Rhica, Rica, Ricca, Rieca, Rika and Rycca.

Kreatif forms: Eaerica, Ericaea, Eriea. [more]

pinHow 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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Erica name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Erica outside U.S.

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.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Erica, Eric, Ericka, Erika, Erykah in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jerica, Ricki, Rikki in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Erica, Erika outside U.S.

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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.