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Erik Meaning

    

What does Erik mean?

The name Erik is of Scandinavian origin.

The meaning of Erik is "ruler of all".

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

Erik is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 4 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced E-rik.

The Given Name Erik

Erik is a form of Eric. See Eric for further details.

Erik appeals to parents who seek a name with genuine depth.

A special name that is sure to be loved.

A name that will flow off your tongue.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Erik Axel Karlfeldt, Erik I Evergood, and Erik II the Memorable.

Erik Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 378 in baby name popularity for boys with 850 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 368 in baby name popularity for boys with 898 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

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

Erik Related Names

Erik is a form of Eric.

Variants of the name Erik include Jerk, Jerker.

The name Jerrik is a form of Erik.

Famous Eriks

  • Erik Axel Karlfeldt ~ Nobel Prize for Literature 1931
  • Erik I Evergood ~ Danish King (1095-1103)
  • Erik II the Memorable ~ Danish King (1134-1137)
  • Erik III the Lamb ~ Danish King (1137-1146)
  • Erik IV Ploughpenny ~ Danish King (1241-1250)
  • Erik IX the Holy ~ Swedish King (1156-1160)
  • Erik Paartalu ~ Soccer Player
  • Erik Per Sullivan ~ Actor
  • Erik Satie ~ Musician
  • Erik the Red ~ Explorer
  • Erik the Victorious ~ Swedish King (c. 970-c. 995)
  • Erik V Klipping ~ Danish King (1259-1286)
  • Erik VI Menved ~ Danish King (1286-1319)
  • Erik VII ~ Swedish King (1066-1067)
  • Erik VII of Pomerania ~ Danish King (1412-1439)
  • Erik VIII the Pagan ~ Swedish King (1066-1067)
  • Erik X ~ Swedish King (1208-1216)
  • Erik XI ~ Swedish King (1222-1229; 1234-1250)
  • Erik XII ~ Swedish King (1357-1359)
  • Erik XIII of Pomerania ~ Swedish King (1396-1439)
  • Erik XIV ~ Swedish King (1560-1568)

Erik Numerology

Destiny Number, Life Path Number, Soul Urge and Personality Number. These Numerological numbers may tell your child's story. Take a look at the Numerology Of Erik.

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Erik Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Erik in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Erik.

Just for fun, see the name Erik 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 Erik in Nautical Flags page.