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Name Eric

Meaning:alone-rulerTools:

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About the name Eric in particular

Gender:male
Languages of use:English
Topics:Asteroid 4954 Eric
US 2013 rank:#118     ... 116:Silas, 117:Bryce, 118:Eric, 119:Brantley, 120:Sawyer ...     Full US 2013 list
Similarly written:Aric, Elric, Erica, Érica, Erich, Erick, Erico, Erik, Erin     Details
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About Eric/Erica, the group of names with the same origin as Eric

Meaning/translation:alone-ruler
Language of origin:Old Norse
Info about origin, female:the name as female form of Erich fused with the identically written name deriving from the German/Latin name for heather (the plant)
 the name only became popular towards the end of the 18th century
Info about origin, male:well know as name of Swedish rulers
 Erik is one of the most frequent names in Sweden
Words:aen = alone, lone  Old Norse
 rikr = the ruler  Old Norse
Topics:Two-element name
Variants' top ranks:2:Erik Sweden 1998,  8:Erika Mexico 2006,  10:Eric Germany/East 1996,  16:Erica Philippines 2005,  21:Eirik Norway 1999,  33:Eero Finland/Finnish 2007,  42:Erick Brazil 2010,  47:Eryk Warsaw 2011,  47:Érica Portugal 2011,  378:Ericka USA 1980-1989
Somehow related to:Erika
Old/original forms:Airikr Old Norse
Name variants:Erica, Érica, Ericka, Erika, Aric, Arik, Eero, Eirik, Eric, Erich, Erick, Erico, Erik, Eryk, Jerker   Sortable list   Details
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Popularity lists that contain the name Eric

SeriesRankings
Brazil2009 50
Canada/British Columbia2011 95,  2010 682009 95,  2008 80
France2002 225
Ireland2002 92,  2000 94,  1999 90
Norway2012 1852008 189
Spain2013 362012 38,  2011 37,  2010 49,  2009 53,  2008 56,  2007 51,  2006 61
USA decades2000-2009 63,  1990-1999 29,  1980-1989 21,  1970-1979 141960-1969 28
USA yearly2013 118,  2012 107,  2011 103,  2010 95,  2009 95,  2008 86,  2007 83,  2006 77,  2005 67,  2004 61,  2003 56,  2002 54,  2001 43,  2000 42,  1999 39,  1998 39,  1997 35,  1996 35,  1995 32,  1994 30
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