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Meaning

The name Eric has the following meaning:

Ever the ruler.
This name can be given to both baby boys and girls. It is a unisex name.

Popularity

As a baby boy name, Eric is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 57 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In 2009, the name Eric fell in popularity and moved down the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 9 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 95 in the Top 1000 charts.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Eric in the USA, over the past 100 years.
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Pronunciation

The name Eric is pronounced as ehr-ick

Origins

Eric originates from the Scandinavian language.

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Related names

The following names are baby names related to Eric and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Eric: Boys - Danely, Elvis, Girls - Dagny, Dahlia, Erika, Ingrid, Karina, Kristina, Nessa, Nissa, Rona, Signe, Tyra, Both genders - Dyre

Variants

Popular Variants for the name Eric: Aric (English), Erec, Ereck, Erek (Scandinavian), Ericas, Erich (German), Erick (English), Erickas, Erik, Erikas, Eriq, Erix, Errick, Eryc, Eryck, Eryk, Rikky

Nicknames

Common nicknames for the name Eric are: Ric

Style

We think the name Eric should fall under the following style category: Everlasting.

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Impression

Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Eric to be: A confident person

In one word, you might describe Eric as a(n) "confident" person.

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Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Eric (or its variants) are:

Erik Satie, born on 17 May, a famous composer. Erik Satie's background: Born in 1866. The French composer was born in Honfleur, France. One of the original avant-garde composers, he was an influence on many. When he was broke and asked by a patron if he wanted a drink, he responded by asking: 'Could I have a pair of socks instead?'

Erica Jong, born on 26 March, a famous author. Erica Jong's background: Born in 1942. Her novel Fear of Flying (1973) was a landmark publication in feminist history. In it, Jong wrote in a revolutionary way about how women deal with their sexuality. Her later books have included Fear of Flying (1994) and Inventing Memory (1997).

Eric Clapton, born on 30 March, a famous musician. Eric Clapton's background: Born in 1945. This British guitar legend was born Eric Patrick Clapp in Ripley, Surrey. In the 1960s he played in the Yardbirds and then the supergroup Cream before going solo. He has two daughters, Julia Rose and Ella May.
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