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pinWhat does Erika mean?

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


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

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

Kreatif forms: Erita, Erka. [more]

pinHow 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. Census)

Presented below is the birth name popularity of Erika for girls. Erika was first listed in 1960-1969 and reached its apex position of #74 in the U.S. in 1990, and is at #678 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Prominent related forms of Erika (#678 last year) appearing in the Top 1000 are Erica (#657 last year), Erykah and Ericka. Other forms, like Eryka, are uncommon. These forms of Erika were favored as birth names in 1990 (usage of 0.63%) and are now significantly less widespread (usage 0.17%, down 74%), with the forms Erica, Erika, Ericka and Erykah becoming less stylish. Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of Erika and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

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Erika is alike in pronunciation to Eriko, Eroica, Eroiqua and Yuriko. Other recommended similar baby names are Amika, Anika, Edira, Edita, Ediva, Eike, Eila, Emina, Erena, Erga, Erin, Erina, Eris, Erisha, Eriss, Erla, Erlina, Ermina, Erna, Ertha, Ervina, Erwina, Evia, Jarika and Nika. These names tend to be less frequently used than Erika.