Eric - Meaning Of Eric, What Does Eric Mean?

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Eric Meaning


What does Eric mean, popularity, numerology and more.

The name Eric is of Scandinavian origin.

The meaning of Eric is "ruler of all".  

It is also of English origin, where its meaning is "eternal ruler".

Eric is generally used as a boy's name. It consists of 4 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced E-ric.

In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 123 in baby name popularity for boys with 3294 occurrences.  It ranked 17206 in popular baby names for girls with 5 occurrences. 

View the Eric Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Eric has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Eric to other names.


Variants of the name Eric include Aric, Arik, Arrick, Erek, Erick.

The names Eerikki, Eero, Eirik, Erica, Erich, Erico, Erik, Erkki are all forms of Eric.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Eric Estrada, Eric Clapton, Eric Lindros.

Would you like to fingerspell the name Eric in American Sign Language?
Then just follow the diagram below.

Just for fun, see the name Eric in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Eric in Nautical Flags page.

Looking for something more mystical? Visit the Eric Numerology page.

Eric Numerology
Eric in Hieroglyhics
Eric in Nautical Flags
English names generally consist of a given name, middle name and family name. Many English speaking countries have fairly flexible naming laws. This allows the multicultural families that live in these countries to merge the naming conventions of their faiths or previous nationalities with their current homeland.

Biblical names are still very prevelant. Nature, literature, mythology, celebrity, surnames, variants of traditional names and newly invented names are all sources of English given names.

The evolution of English names in the U.K. can be traced to the various conquests and ruling power changes of its early history. The evolution of English names in America has been more influenced by the various influxes of immigrants from different parts of the world during different times in its history.

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