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Meaning and Name Origin

Erik \e-rik\ as a boys' name is of Old Norse, Old French and Old German origin, and the name Erik means "complete ruler; peaceful ruler". Erik is a form of Aric (Old Norse): variant of Eric. Erik is also a form of Frederick (Old French, Old German): from fred or frid meaning "peace", and rÓc meaning "power, ruler".


Variations

Erik has 17 variants: Aaric, Aeric, Aerick, Aerric, Aerrick, Arick, Arik, Arreck, Arric, Arrick, Eirik, Erek, Erick, Eriq, Erric, Errick and Eryk.

Erik has 49 more related variations via Aric, Eric, Frederick: Aerricko, Arrict, Eero, Erich, Erico, Erix, Erki, Erkki, Eurico, Federico, Federigo, Fred, Fredd, Freddie, Freddy, Fredek, Frederic, Frederich, Frederico, Frederik, Fredi, Fredric, Fredrick, Fredrik, Fredro, Frido, Fridrich, Fridrick, Friedel, Friedrich, Friedrick, Fritz, Fritzchen, Fritzi, Fritzl, Fryderky, Jerk, Jerker, Ric, Rich, Rick, Rickey, Rickie, Ricky, Rik, Rike, Rikke, Rikki and Rikky.


Popularity

Erik is a very prominent first name for males (#231 out of 1220, Top 19%) but an unusual last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the baby name popularity of Erik for boys. Erik was first listed in 1900-1909 and reached its apex rank of #89 in the U.S. during the years 1980-1989, and is at #328 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the boy name Erik and corresponding names. Popular variation forms of Erik (#328 last year) ranked in the Top 1000 are Eric (#123 last year), Erick (#257), Frederick (#497), Ricky (#519), Fritz, Friedrich, Rich, Rickey, Rickie, Fredrik, Rick, Fredrick, Freddie, Fred, Federico, Freddy, Frederic, Fredric, Aric and Erich. These boy names reached the height of their popularity during the years 1960-1969 and are now significantly less popular, with forms such as Freddy, Fredrick, Fritz, Rich and Rickey falling out of style. Eric (#123), Erick (#257), Erik (#328) and Ricky (#519) are four of the more contemporarily stylish names for newborns here. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Aric, Eric, Erich, Erick, Erik, Federico, Fred, Freddie, Freddy, Frederic in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Frederick, Fredric, Fredrick, Friedrich, Fritz, Rich, Rick, Rickey, Rickie, Ricky in U.S.

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


Similar Names

Erik is pronounced similarly to Arek, Yorik and Yurik. Other suggested similar baby names are Brik, Edik, Edrik, Erez, Eri, Erie, Erin and Eros. These names tend to be less commonly used than Erik.

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