Eric - boys name

Eric name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 97%

Eric name meaning:

The name Eric is derived from the Old Norse name Eiríkr, which is composed of the elements "ei" meaning "ever" or "always," and "ríkr" meaning "ruler" or "king." Therefore, the name Eric can be interpreted to mean "eternal ruler" or "ruler forever." This name has strong historical and cultural significance, particularly in Scandinavian countries.

People named Eric are often described as intelligent, strong-willed, and confident. They tend to have natural leadership abilities and are capable of making decisive decisions. Erics are known for their sense of responsibility and dedication to their work or personal endeavors. They are often seen as reliable and trustworthy individuals, making them good team players and friends.

The name Eric has been popular for centuries, and it has been adopted by various cultures worldwide. It embodies qualities that are highly regarded in society, such as leadership, strength, and determination. Consequently, individuals with the name Eric often possess these qualities themselves, contributing to the strength and meaning of the name.

Origin: Scandinavian


Related names

Eric , Erich, Erick , Ericka , Erico, Erics, Erik , Erika , Erikka, Eryka, Rica, Rika

Other boys names beginning with E


Overall UK ranking: 132 out of 4789

437 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (477)

Historical popularity of Eric

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