Erika - girls name

Erika name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 90%

Erika name meaning:

The name Erika is of Scandinavian origin and is derived from the Old Norse name EirĂ­kr, which means "eternal ruler" or "forever strong." It is a feminine variation of the more commonly known name Eric or Erik. The name Erika has also been adopted by various other cultures and has different meanings in each.

In German, Erika is derived from the Latin word "ericus" which means "heather." The heather plant is known for its hardiness and survival in harsh environments, thus symbolizing resilience and strength. In this context, the name Erika can be associated with qualities such as tenacity, endurance, and adaptability.

Overall, the name Erika carries a sense of strength and endurance, whether as an eternal ruler or as a resilient flower. It represents a strong and determined individual who is capable of withstanding challenges and persevering through difficult times. The name Erika brings forth an image of a powerful and unwavering woman who possesses qualities of leadership, determination, and resilience.

Origin: Scandinavian

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: 567 out of 5581

69 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (485)

Historical popularity of Erika

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