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What does Erika mean?

Erika Pronunciation of Erika [eri-ka] as a girls' name is an Old Norse name, and the name Erika means "complete ruler". Erika is an alternate form of Erica (Old Norse): Latinate feminine version of Eric.

Associated with: norse, ruler (queen).


Erika has 16 variants: Aerica, Aericka, Airica, Airicka, Airika, Arica, Arika, Eraca, Ericka, Erikka, Erricka, Eryca, Erycka, Eryka, Erykah and Eyrica.

5 more related forms via Erica: Elika, Enrica, Enrika, Erike and Terica.

Creative forms:
(female) Erisa, Erita, ..

(male) Erier, Erira, ..

Middle name pairings:
Erika Raquel (E.R.), ..

How popular is Erika?

Erika is a very popular first name for women (#298 out of 4276, Top 7%) but a rare surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Erika was first listed in 1930-1939 and reached its apex position of #74 in the U.S. in 1990, and is at #728 presently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Erika name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent related forms of Erika (#728 last year) appearing in the Top 2000 are Erica (#681 last year), Eryka, Erykah, Ericka, Arika and Arica. Other forms, like Enrika, are uncommon. These forms of Erika were favored as birth names in 1990 (usage of 0.9%) and are now significantly less widespread, with forms like Ericka becoming somewhat outmoded.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Erika, Arica, Arika, Erica, Ericka in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Eryka, Erykah in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Erika is alike in pronunciation to Eriko, Eroica, Eroiqua and Yuriko. Other recommended names are Afrika, Alika, Amika, Anika, Dorika, Edina, Edira, Edita, Ediva, Egina, Eike, Eila, Eira, Elia, Elida, Elina, Elisa, Elita, Eliza, Elka, Elrica, Emila, Emina, Enricka, Erda, Erena, Erga, Erin, Erina, Erinn, Erinna, Eris, Erisha, Eriss, Erla, Erlina, Erma, Ermina, Erna, Ersila, Ertha, Ervina, Erwina, Evia, Evina, Evita, Gerika, Jarika, Jerika, Marika, Mika, Nika, Rika, Sarika, Terika, Ulrika and Vika. These names tend to be less frequently used than Erika.

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