Meaning and name origin
Erich \e-ri-ch\ as a boy's name is of Old Norse, Old French and Old German origin, and the meaning of Erich is "complete ruler; peaceful ruler". Erich is a variant of Eric (Old Norse): from ei meaning "ever, always" (or einn "one, alone") and ríkr meaning "rule, power". Also a variant of Frederick (Old French, Old German): brought by the Hunoverian kings to Britain.
Erich is a somewhat popular first name for males (#808 out of 1220, Top 66%) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#33857 out of 88799, Top 38%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Erich for boys. Erich reached its highest rank of #480 in the U.S. in 1900-1909 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Erich and its source forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Eric (#123), Frederick (#497) and Erich. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
Erich▼ is also pronounced similarly to Aric▼, Arick, Erick▲, Erik▲, Eriq, Erric and Errick. Other suggested similar baby names are Edrich, Emich, Erico, Erix, Errico and Eurico. These names tend to be less commonly used than Erich.