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Pronunciation

ɛrɪk

Origin

English, German, Scandinavian, Dutch, Slavic, Finnish

Meaning

Travel back with us into ancient Norse history, where we find 'aiw' meaning 'eternal' and 'rik' meaning 'prince' or 'ruler'. A strong name of leaders, Scandinavian history abounds with regal Eriks. In fact, if we invited all the Danish, Norwegian and Swedish king Eriks to a party, we'd need an actual palace to receive them all!

Rank in the year 2015

Erik was ranked #655 in the most popular American names of 2015.

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