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What does Arik mean?

Arik \a-rik\ as a boys' name. Arik's roots are Old Norse and Hebrew, and the meaning of the name Arik is "complete ruler; lion of God". Arik is a variant of Aric (Old Norse): variant of Eric. Arik is also a form of Ariel (Hebrew): biblical place name for Jerusalem.


Arik has 8 variants: Aaric, Arick, Arric, Arrick, Eric, Erik, Erric and Errick.

Arik has 15 more alternative forms via Aric, Ariel: Aeriel, Aeriell, Airel, Airyel, Airyell, Arel, Ari, Arie, Ariell, Arrict, Aryel, Aryell, Ric, Rickie and Ricky.


Arik is an uncommon first name for men. Arik is also a rare last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of the boy name Arik and corresponding names. Popular related forms of Arik (#unlisted) listed in the Top 1000 are Ari (#441 the previous year), Aric, Ariel (#738), Eric (#123), Erik (#328), Rickie and Ricky (#519). Usage of these boy names was at its peak during the years 1970-1979 (usage of 0.5827%) and is now significantly less (usage 0.4073%, down 30.1%), with the forms Aric, Ariel and Rickie becoming less stylish. Ari (#441), Eric (#123), Erik (#328) and Ricky (#519) are four of the more trendy baby names in this compilation. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ari, Aric, Ariel, Eric, Erik, Rickie, Ricky in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Eric, Erik outside U.S.

Similar Names

Arik is alike in pronunciation to Aeric, Aerick, Arek, Eirik, Erek, Erick, Eriq, Eryk, Yorik and Yurik. Other suggested similar baby names are Alik, Arch, Ares, Aries, Arin, Ario, Aris, Arius, Arris and Brik. These names tend to be more frequently used than Arik.