What does Erika mean?
Erika [eri-ka] as a girls' name is an Old Norse name, 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.
(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)
Presented below is the birth name statistics of Erika for girls. 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)
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.
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.See names in meaning and etymology.