Eric meaning, origin, history | Meaning of name

Name: Eric No. of characters: 4 Gender: BoyOrigin: Old Norse English Swedish German Spanish
How to pronounce Eric éric What does my name mean? Meanings: Ever Always Ruler Peaceful Ruler Ever-powerful Forever Ruler English, Scandinavian form of Erich (meaning: sole ruler). Namesakes: Eric Clapton, English musician.

Eric was ranked 142 in 2016 list of US boys name and dropped by 2.90% from its previous ranking of 138 in 2015. Eric was ranked 16113 in 2016 US female names list and elevated by 1.56% from its previous ranking of 16368 in 2015.

Full form of Eric : Excited Responsible Intellectual Cool-Headed

Eric is a very very popular first name for a girl in England & Wales which is popular since 2014 and ranked 173 in 2015. Around 3314 people wear Eric as their first name. Eric is a very consistent name over the past 18 years.

Eric is a very very popular first name for a boy in United States which is popular male name since 1937 and ranked 142 (0.074029% bearer) in 2016 in US. Around 876269 people wear Eric as their first name. Eric is a rare first name for a boy in United States which is a rare boy name since 1880 and ranked 142 (0.074029% bearer) in 2016 in US. Only 876269 people have Eric as their first name. Eric is not a native United States and Eric may be came from another language or is a short form of some other name. 0.242425% of people in US have this given name.

Complete history of Eric
YearRankOccurence
Popular boy name in
1937307301
1938286370
1939258431
1940249483
1941199703
1942182867
19431611171
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History of Eric

Saint Eric was king of Sweden in the XII Century. It promulgated laws that favored the Church and improved the lives of women at that time treated as virtual slaves. He led a crusade to evangelize Finland, but was assassinated by a Danish pretender to the throne. For Catholics, the patron saint of Sweden.

Expression number of Eric is 8.

Eric has the potential to attain power and authority in their life. Eric are skilled and efficient who enjoys rivalries and Eric does not back away from working hard to achieve what they have resolved in their mind

Names that rhyme with Eric Famous people named Eric
Erica Englert in Somersault as Actress
Kate Emerick in The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause as Actress
Annalisa Ericson in Sommarlek as Actress
Erica Havens in Acting Out as Actress
Erica Green in Jack and Jill as Actress
Erica Palgon in Mean Girls as Casting Department
Ericka Demberg in Joker's Wild as Producer
Barbara Lerici in Sleepless as Actress
Erica Kraus in The Disney Channel Games as Producer
Erica Zodtner in Get Smart's Bruce and Lloyd Out of Control as Actress
Names like Eric Eric Namesakes Related Names: EriEriaEriahErialErianErianaErianahErianeErianiEriannEriannaEriannahErianneEriannyEribellaEribertoEricEricaEricahEricalComments :Eric is a male first name Scandinavian , derived from the Old Norse Eiríkr (or Eríkr ). The first morpheme, "ei-" from the ancient Norse "ainaz *" means "one" or "one" or the Norse "* aiwa (z)", meaning "eternal" (cf. proto-Germanic "* aiwīgaz ") The second morpheme" -ríkr "drift" * Rik (a) z ", which means" king "(cf. Rex , Rix ; cf. proto-Germanic" * Riks "- king" * rīkijaz "- powerful rich). In total, the name means "one leader", "eternal leader" or "very strong leader", etc. Eric is a name , cognate of Erico , often used in Germanic languages ​​(in which can also be spelled as Erik , Erick , Eirik , Eirik , Erich ) and French ( Éric ). In Norway , an ancient form of the name is Eirik and is commonly used. In Finland , the Erkki form is also used. Version Icelandic Modern is Eiríkur. Although the name was used in the English Saxon , its use was reinforced by Scandinavian settlers who arrived before the Norman Conquest . It was an unusual name in England until the Middle Ages , when it gained popularity and eventually became a common name in the nineteenth century. This was due in part to the publication of the novel "Eric, or, Little by Little" Frederick William Farrer in 1858. Erik form is traditional in Scandinavia. Eric is used in France, and Erich and Erik in Germany. The day of the official name for Erik and Eirik is on May 18 in Sweden and Norway. There is a female variant Erica, Erika or Erica, used in Spanish-speaking countries. The name spread in the ninth until eleventh century over much of Europe , but remained in many areas initially rare, took over the following centuries but. In English and the Romance languages ​​, the spelling Eric is now largely widespread, while prevalent in Scandinavia Erik. In Germany , both variants are common. Also on the Balkan Peninsula is the name Eric as well as Eric's widespread than last, also in the ex-USSR (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania) as well as in the United Kingdom (England and Ireland) and in Hungary, and the United States. - Stephaine Mundy Popularity of Eric
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