Erik - boys name

Erik name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 94%

Erik name meaning:

The name Erik is of Scandinavian origin and 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 Erik can be interpreted to mean "eternal ruler" or "everlasting king."

People with the name Erik are often described as confident, ambitious, and natural leaders. They possess strong willpower and have a drive to succeed in whatever they set their mind to. With their inherent leadership qualities, individuals named Erik tend to take charge in various situations and exhibit excellent decision-making abilities. They are determined and persistent, making them well-suited for positions of authority and responsibility.

Erik is a timeless and classic name that has been popular throughout history. It carries a sense of strength and power, representing a person who is destined to have a lasting impact on the world.

Origin: German

Form of Eric. Ever-powerful.

Related names

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

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Overall UK ranking: 310 out of 4789

151 recorded births last year

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  • Scotland (533)

Historical popularity of Erik

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