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pinWhat does Erika mean?

Erika /eri-ka/ [3 sylls.] as a girls' name. Erika's name origin is Old Norse, and the name Erika means "complete ruler". Erika is an alternate form of Erica (Old Norse): Latinate feminine version of Eric. Erck is a common last name.


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

Erika has 13 more related forms via Erica: Elika, Enrica, Enrika, Erike, Rickee, Ricki, Rickie, Ricky, Rikke, Rikki, Rikky, Sherica 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), Rikki, Ricki, Erykah and Ericka. Forms like Rickie are uncommon. These girl names reached the apex of their popularity in 1994 (usage of 0.4712%) and are now significantly less widespread (usage 0.1108%, down 76.5%), with the forms Erica, Erika, Ericka, Rikki and Erykah becoming somewhat outmoded. 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, Ricki, Rikki 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 and Eroica. Other recommended similar baby names are Erga, Erina, Eris, Erisha and Eriss. These names tend to be less frequently used than Erika.