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Meaning and Name Origin

Erich \e-ri-ch\ 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 derivative of Eric (Old Norse): from ei meaning "ever, always" (or einn "one, alone") and ríkr meaning "rule, power". Erich is also a variation of Frederick (Old French, Old German): brought by the Hunoverian kings to Britain.


Erich has 35 related forms via Eric, Frederick: Aeric, Aerick, Aerric, Aerrick, Aric, Arreck, Arric, Arrick, Eero, Eirik, Erek, Erick, Erico, Erik, Eriq, Erix, Erki, Erkki, Errick, Eryk, Eurico, Fred, Fredd, Fredi, Frido, Fridrich, Fritz, Fritzi, Fritzl, Ric, Rich, Rick, Ricky, Rik and Rike.


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 (#33857 out of 88799, Top 38%). (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. then, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Erich name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Erich outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Erich and associated names. Prominent varying forms of Erich ranked in the Top 1000 are Eric (#123 the previous year), Erick (#257), Erik (#328), Frederick (#497), Ricky (#519), Rich, Rick, Fred, Aric and Fritz. These boy names reached the apex of their popularity during 1960-1969 and are now much less popular, with forms like Fritz, Rich, Aric, Fred and Erich falling out of style. Eric (#123), Erick (#257), Erik (#328) and Ricky (#519) are four of the more chic birth names in this compilation. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Aric, Eric, Erich, Erick, Erik, Fred, Frederick, Fritz, Rich, Rick, Ricky in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Erich is pronounced similarly to Arick and Erric. Other suggested similar baby names are Edrich, Emich and Errico. These names tend to be less frequently used than Erich.