Colors Related to this Name: Black, Purple

Qualities Related to this Name: Born Leader, Visionary

Popularity: This is a very popular name in the US. Ranking #118 in 2013 and #123 in 2014.

Famous People

Eric Dane (Movie Actor,TV Actor), Eric Stonestreet (Movie Actor,TV Actor), Eric Christian Olsen (Movie Actor,TV Actor), Eric Roberts (Movie Actor,TV Actor), Eric Stoltz (Movie Actor,TV Actor), Eric Winter (Movie Actor), Eric Allan Kramer (Movie Actor,TV Actor), Eric McCormack (Movie Actor,TV Actor)


In English

Origin: From Old Norse Eirríkr, Eiríkr, from ei ‎(“always, eternal”), less likely from einn ‎(“sole, alone”) + ríkr ‎(“ruler”) (cognate to Latin rex and Celtic -rix). The name was in use in Anglo-Saxon Britain, reinforced by Scandinavian settlers before the Norman Conquest.


-( male name -comes from the Germanic language-).

In German


-( male name), variant of Erich borrowed from English or from French Éric.

In Swedish


-( male name), a less common spelling of Erik.