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What does Erich mean?

Erich /erich/ as a name for boys is of Old Norse origin, and the meaning of the name Erich is "complete ruler; peaceful ruler". Erich is a German form of Eric (Old Norse). Erich is also a variation of Frederick (Old French, Old German).

Associated with: norse, ruler (king), peaceful


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:
(male) Ercho, Ericho, ..

(female) Ericha, Erichi, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is the birth name history of Erich for boys. Erich entered the list in 1890-1899 and reached its highest rank of #498 in the U.S. during the years 1970-1979, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Erich name in U.S.

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

Prominent varying forms of Erich ranked in the Top 2000 are Eric (#123 from current records), Erick (#257), Erik (#328), Frederick (#497), Rick (#1711), Ric, Rich, Fritz, Eriq, Aric and Errick. These forms of Erich were favored as birth names during 1970-1979 (adoption of 1.72%) and are now much less common (adoption 0.34%, down 80%), with forms like Frederick going out of style.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Eriq, Errick, Frederick, Fritz, Ric in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names


Erich is pronounced similarly to Aaric, Arick, Arik, Erric, Orric, Orrick, Warick and Yorick. Other suggested similar names are Arch, Edric, Edrich, Edrick, Eldrich, Elice, Emerich, Emich, Emicho, Enoch, Enrico, Eri, Erie, Erin, Errico and Ulrich. These names tend to be less frequently used than Erich.