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What does Erika mean?

Erika Pronunciation of Erika as a girls' name is an Old Norse name, and the name Erika means "complete ruler". Erika is an alternate form of Erica (Old Norse): Latinate feminine variant spelling of Eric.


ASSOCIATED WITH norse, ruler (queen)


VARIANTS Eyrica, Erykah, Eryka, Erycka, Eryca, Erricka, Erikka, Ericka, Eraca, Arika, Arica, Airika, Airicka, Airica, Aericka, Aerica

RELATED FORMS VIA ERICA Elika, Enrica, Enrika, Erike, Terica

(female) Erisa, ..

(male) Erier, ..

Erika Aya (E.A.), ..

How popular is Erika?

Erika is a very popular first name for women (#298 out of 4276, Top 7%) but a rare surname for all people. (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Erika was first listed in 1930-1939 and reached its apex position of #74 in the U.S. in 1990, and is at #896 presently. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Prominent related forms of Erika (#896 LAST YEAR) appearing in the Top 2000 are Erica (#899), Arica, Arika, Ericka, Eryka and Erykah. Other forms, like Enrika, are uncommon. These forms of Erika were favored as birth names in the 1980s (USAGE OF 0.8%) and are now significantly less widespread, with forms like Erykah becoming somewhat outmoded.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Erika, Arica, Arika, Erica, Ericka in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Eryka, Erykah in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Erika, Erica outside U.S.

Similar Names

Erika is alike in pronunciation to Eriko, Eroica, Eroiqua and Yuriko. Other recommended sound-alike names are Afrika, Alika, Amika, Anika, Dorika, Edina, Edira, Edita, Ediva, Egina, Eike, Eila, Eira, Elia, Elida, Elina, Elisa, Elita, Eliza, Elka, Elrica, Emila, Emina, Enricka, Erda, Erena, Erga, Erin, Erina, Erinn, Erinna, Eris, Erisha, Eriss, Erla, Erlina, Erma, Ermina, Erna, Ersila, Ertha, Ervina, Erwina, Evia, Evina, Evita, Gerika, Jarika, Jerika, Marika, Mika, Nika, Rika, Sarika, Terika, Ulrika and Vika. These names tend to be less frequently used than Erika.

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