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What does Rurik mean?

Rurik Pronunciation of Rurik [rurik] as a boys' name is of Russian origin. Variant of Roderick (Old German) "famous power".

Associated with: old, famous, power.


10 related forms via Roderick: Roderik, Rodric, Rodrick, Rodrik, Rodryk, Roric, Rorick, Rory, Rurek and Ruy.

Creative forms:
(male) Rairik, Roorik, ..

(female) Ruri, ..

Middle name pairings:
Rurik Terence (R.T.), ..

How popular is Rurik?

Rurik is an uncommon first name for males and an equally unique last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with similar and related boy names. Roderick (#1066 a year ago), Rodrick and Rory (#378) are the popular related forms of Rurik (not ranked) ranked in the Top 2000. These forms of Rurik were at the top of their popularity 5 decades ago (average #429) and are somewhat less conventional today (#1148, down 33%), with forms such as Rodrick becoming less trendy. Roderick is more universally found than the rest, though Rory is currently more regularly used. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Roderick, Rodrick, Rory in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Rurik is pronounced similarly to Rorik and Rorric. Other suggested similar names are Arik, Brik, Derik, Edrik, Eirik, Erik, Gerik, Jurik, Marik, Rafik, Rik, Ruark, Rubi, Rubin, Rubio, Rudi, Rudie, Tarik, Ulrik, Yorik and Yurik. These names tend to be more commonly used than Rurik.