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What does Eirik mean?

Eirik Pronunciation of Eirik [eirik] as a name for boys has its root in Old Norse, and Eirik means "complete ruler". Eirik is a version of Eric (Old Norse).

Associated with: norse, ruler (king).


Eirik has 14 variants: Aeric, Aerick, Aerric, Aerrick, Aric, Arreck, Arric, Arrick, Erek, Erick, Erik, Eriq, Errick and Eryk.

9 more related forms via Eric: Eero, Erich, Erico, Erix, Erki, Erkki, Eurico, Jerk and Rick.

Creative forms:
(male) Earrik, Elirik, ..

(female) Eiri, Eiriki, ..

Middle name pairings:
Eirik Jaidyn (E.J.), ..

How popular is Eirik?

Eirik is an uncommonly occurring given name for males. Eirik is also an uncommon surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Eric (#137 in 2015), Erick (#266), Erik (#338), Rick (#1838), Errick, Eriq, Erich and Aric are the prominent varying forms of Eirik (not ranked). These forms of Eirik were favored as baby names 45 years ago (average #648) and have become much less popular since (#1322, down 81.8%), with versions such as Erich becoming somewhat outmoded. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Aric, Eric, Erich, Erick, Erik in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Eriq, Errick, Rick in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Eirik is alike in pronunciation to Aaric, Arek, Arick, Arik, Erric, Orric, Orrick, Warick, Yorick, Yorik and Yurik. Other suggested similar names are Brik, Derik, Edik, Edric, Edrick, Edrik, Efrim, Eigil, Eilif, Einri, Eirian, Eirnin, Eri, Erie, Erin, Ezri, Gerik, Jurik, Marik, Rorik, Rurik, Tarik and Ulrik. These names tend to be more frequently used than Eirik.

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