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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 140 in 2016 list of US boys name and dropped by 2.94% from its previous ranking of 136 in 2015. Eric was ranked 951 in 2016 US female names list and elevated by 1.04% from its previous ranking of 961 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 since 1937 and ranked 140 (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 name since 1880 and ranked 140 (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
1937287301
1938261370
1939250431
1940236483
1941197703
1942176867
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 Aaric, Adalric, Adric, Aedric, Aegelric, Aelfric, Aeric, Aethelric, Aidric, Ailbric, Aimeric, Airic, Alaric, Alberic, Alderic, Aldric, Aleric, Alfric, Alhric, AllricFamous 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
Eric Roberts, actor,producer
Eric Stoltz, actor,producer,director
Eric Braeden, actor,producer
Eric Idle, actor,writer
Eric Ambler, writer,producer,actor
Eric Clapton, composer
Eric M. Klein, sound department
Eric Van Haren Noman, cinematographer
Eric A. Pot, assistant director,director
Eric Yellin, assistant director,actor
Eric Aubin, cinematographer
Eric Kaye, composer,actor
Eric Neal Young, producer,editor,director
Eric Strand, editor
Eric Parkinson, producer,writer,actor
Eric Dawson, casting director,executive
Eric Hester, composer
Eric Alan Edwards, cinematographer,actor
Eric Le Roy, actor,assistant director
Eric Lloyd, actor,sound department
Eric McCormack, actor,producer
Eric Bengtson, composer
Eric Zeisl, composer
Eric J. Goldstein, cinematographer
Eric Karas, special effects
Eric Abrahamson, producer,assistant director
Eric Aaron, actor
Eric J. Abjornson, animation department
Eric Abraham, producer
Eric Abrahamson, actor
Eric Abrahamsson, actor
Eric Abrams, writer,producer
Eric Achille, actor,composer
Eric Acosta, special effects
Eric Acsell, actor
Eric Adeney, actor
Eric Adjani, actor
Eric Adkins, cinematographer
Names like Eric Eri, Eria, Eriah, Erial, Erian, Eriana, Erianah, Eriane, Eriani, Eriann, Erianna, Eriannah, Erianne, Erianny, Eribella, Eriberto, Eric, Erica, Ericah, Erical
Eric Namesakes Comments :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
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