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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) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#33857 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Erich for boys (2015 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 its source forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Eric, Erich and Frederick. (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Eric, Erich, Frederick in U.S.

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

Similar Names

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.


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