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)
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)