What 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.
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. 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)
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)
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.