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Meaning of Erika

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The name Erika has the following meaning:

Variant of Erica.
It is a female name, suitable for baby girls.


As a baby girl name, Erika is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 174 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In 2009, the name Erika fell in popularity and moved down the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 45 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 374 in the Top 1000 charts.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Erika in the USA, over the past 100 years.
USA baby name statistics


The name Erika is pronounced as eh-ree-kah


Erika originates from the Scandinavian language.

See other suggested Scandinavian girl baby names.

Related names

The following names are baby names related to Erika and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Erika: Boys - Denby, Girls - Karina, Nissa, Both genders - Dyre, Eric, Harold


Popular Variants for the name Erika: Aerica, Africa, Airicka, Enrica (Scandinavian), Eraca, Erica (Norse), Ericka, Erickah, Erikaa, Errika, Erycka, Erykah


We think the name Erika should fall under the following style category: The 70's.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Erika to be: A rich and high-classed and often very heavily made-up girl

In one word, you might describe Erika as a(n) "dressy" person.

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Famous persons

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

Erika Alexander, born on 19 November, a famous actress. Erika Alexander's background: American actress. She got her big break in the form of Pamela 'Pam' Tucker on the critically-acclaimed NBC sitcom, The Cosby Show. Later on, she went on to star opposite seasoned actress Whoopi Goldberg in 'The Long Walk Home'. She is however, best remembered for her role as as Maxine 'Max' Shaw on the FOX sitcom 'Living Single', a role she played for five years.

Erika Jane Christensen, born on 19 August, a famous actress. Erika Jane Christensen's background: American actress. She has acted in both films and television shows. Her acting conquests include roles in film 'Traffic' in 2000, and 'The Perfect Score' in 2004. She also co-starred in ABC drama 'Six Degrees'.

Erika Maya Eleniak, born on 29 September, a famous actress. Erika Maya Eleniak's background: American Playboy Playmate and actress. Best known for her role in Baywatch as Shauni McClain.
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