What does Erich mean?
Erich /erich/ [2 sylls.] as a name for boys is of Old Norse, Old French and Old German origin, and the meaning of the name Erich is "complete ruler; peaceful ruler". Erich is a version of Eric (Old Norse). Erich is also a variation of Frederick (Old French, Old German).
Erich▼ has 22 related forms via Eric, Frederick: Aeric, Aerick, Aric▼, Arric, Arrick, Eirik, Erek, Erick▲, Erico, Erik▲, Eriq, Erix, Erki, Erkki, Errick, Eryk, Eurico, Frido, Fritz▼, Ric, Rich▼ and Rick▼.Kreatif forms: Eierich, Erichei, Ericheu. [more]
How popular is Erich?
Erich is a somewhat prominent first name for men (#808 out of 1220, Top 66%) and an even more prominent surname for both adults and children (#38198 out of 150436, Top 25%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Erich for boys. Erich entered the list in 1900-1909 and reached its highest rank of #480 in the U.S. in the 1900s, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Prominent varying forms of Erich ranked in the Top 1000 are Eric (#123 the previous year), Erick (#257), Erik (#328), Frederick (#497), Rick, Rich, Fritz and Aric. These boy names reached the apex of their popularity during 1970-1979 (usage of 0.5607%) and are now much less popular (usage 0.3106%, down 44.6%), with forms like Erich, Aric, Fritz, Rich and Rick falling out of style. Eric (#123), Erick (#257) and Erik (#328) are three of the more chic birth names in this compilation. Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of Erich and associated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)