Name
ERIC

Name ERIC

Between 1880 and 2019 there were 1,383,435 births of Eric in the countries below, which represents an average of 9,953 births of children bearing the first name Eric per year on average throughout this period.
On the last available year for each country, we count 8,093 births.

Other languages  :  
En Français Prénom Eric   
In Italiano Nome Eric   
Available variant : Éric
Variations : Erich , Erích , Erick , Érick , Erik , Erík , Érik , Errick


Information about the first name Eric

We celebrate Eric on May 18th
The first name Eric is listed in our categories :The first name Eric has been assigned to:
99.78% to boys
0.22% to girls
The country where the first name Eric is the most common is:
US United State of America
This first name is on trend: Male
This first name has 4 letters including 2 vowels and 2 consonants

Anagrams of the first name Eric

An anagram is a word that contains the same letters of another word. Here is the list of first names which are an anagram of Eric : Ceri, Cier, Cire, Ecir, Eirc, Erci, Irce, Reci, Rice

Anacyclics of the first name Eric

An anacyclic is a word or phrase that can be read in the normal sense of reading or in the opposite direction. Here is the list of names that are anonymous of the given name Eric: Cire

Eric in Japanese *

Romajierikku
Katakanaエリック
Hiraganaえりっく
* This is a phonetic conversion, not a translation.
Eric in Japanese
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Eric in sign language

Eric in binary language

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Origin and meaning of name Eric

US English
Etymology src :
  • From Middle English Eric, from Old English Eoric, from Old Norse Eirríkr, Eiríkr, from ei (“always, eternal”) (see aye) + ríkr (“ruler”), or from Proto-Germanic *Aizarīkijaz, from *aizō (“honor”) + *rīkijaz (“ruler”). Less likely from einn (“sole, alone”) + ríkr (“ruler”), from Proto-Germanic *rīks (“king”) (cognate to Latin rēx and Gaulish rīx). The name was in use in Anglo-Saxon Britain, reinforced by Scandinavian settlers before the Norman Conquest. Compare Danish Erik, German Erich.
Etymology src :
  • From Irish éiric.
Alternative forms src :
Alternative forms src :
  • eriach
  • erick
Anagrams src :
  • RICE, Rice, cire, icer, rice
Anagrams src :
  • RICE, Rice, cire, icer, rice
Noun src :
  • eric (plural erics)
  • (historical) A fine paid as compensation for violent crimes.
  • 1948 (revised 1952), Robert Graves, The White Goddess, Faber & Faber 1999, p. 18:
  • The court-poets of Wales […] could demand an eric of ‘nine cows, and nine-score pence of money besides’.
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): /ˈɛɹɪk/
  • Rhymes: -ɛɹɪk
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): /ˈɛɹɪk/
Proper noun (Related terms) src :
  • feminine forms: Erica, Erika
General
Proper noun src :
  • ERIC
  • Initialism of Education Resources Information Center.
  • Initialism of European Research Infrastructure Consortium.
SE Swedish
Proper noun src :
  • Eric c (genitive Erics)
  • A male given name, a less common spelling of Erik.
DE German
Proper noun src :
  • Eric
  • A male given name, variant of Erich borrowed from English or from French Éric.
 

Popularity of the name Eric

Number of ERIC births per year

Total births of Eric by country

Births with the first name Eric
Country
Boys
Girls
USUnited State of America
1880 - 2019
877,363
2,177
FRFrance
1900 - 2019
318,114
0
BRBrazil
1930 - 2010
71,750
810
ONOntario
1913 - 2018
28,326
0
ESSpain
2002 - 2019
19,678
0
QCQuebec
1980 - 2019
12,292
39
NZNew Zealand
1900 - 2019
10,027
0
CHSwitzerland
1912 - 2019
9,524
0
BCBritish Columbia
1919 - 2019
6,936
0
GBUnited Kingdom
1996 - 2019
4,691
0
ABAlberta
1980 - 2019
4,254
2
IEIreland
1964 - 2019
3,405
0
SESweden
1998 - 2019
3,214
0
AUAustralia
1944 - 2019
2,587
1
ITItaly
1999 - 2018
1,899
7
ARArgentina
1922 - 2015
1,581
0
ATAustria
1984 - 2018
1,397
0
NONorway
1945 - 2019
1,279
0
DEGermany
2000 - 2018
666
1
BEBelgium
1995 - 2019
525
0
PLPoland
2000 - 2019
436
0
PTPortugal
2014 - 2019
169
0
DKDenmark
1985 - 2019
143
0
CZCzechoslovakia
1900 - 2016
142
0

Total births of Eric by country (last available year)

Births with the first name Eric
Country
Boys
Girls
BRBrazil
2010
3,793
45
USUnited State of America
2019
2,179
0
ESSpain
2019
951
0
GBUnited Kingdom
2019
451
0
ONOntario
2018
97
0
ITItaly
2018
84
0
FRFrance
2019
78
0
CHSwitzerland
2019
65
0
DEGermany
2018
57
0
IEIreland
2019
52
0
SESweden
2019
51
0
ATAustria
2018
35
0
ARArgentina
2015
27
0
ABAlberta
2019
22
0
BCBritish Columbia
2019
21
0
QCQuebec
2019
21
0
NZNew Zealand
2019
18
0
NONorway
2019
14
0
DKDenmark
2019
12
0
BEBelgium
2019
10
0
PLPoland
2019
7
0
CZCzechoslovakia
2016
3
0

Comments on the name Eric

Personalities with the first name Eric

There are 690 personalities with the first name Eric


Eric Clapton
(Eric Patrick Clapton) src

United states of america United kingdom
Composer Singer Singer-songwriter Guitarist Jazz musician Autobiographer


Éric Cantona
(Éric Daniel Pierre Cantona. Thanks Ye) src

France
Actor Association football player Executive producer Stage actor Television actor Film actor


Jamie Foxx
(Eric Marlon Bishop) src

United states of america
Actor Writer Singer Comedian Pianist Songwriter Rapper Voice actor Film producer Television actor Film actor


Dave Grohl
(David Eric Grohl) src

United states of america
Singer Drummer Singer-songwriter Guitarist Film director


Eric Hobsbawm
src

United kingdom
Writer University teacher Economic historian Social historian Music journalist


Christopher Hitchens
(Christopher Eric Hitchens) src

United states of america United kingdom
Writer Political scientist Journalist Literary critic Essayist Autobiographer


Éric Abidal
(Eric Sylvain Abidal) src

France
Association football player


Erik Le Rouge
src

Norway
Explorer


Eric Bana
(Eric Banadinović) src

Australia
Screenwriter Actor Comedian Voice actor Film director Film producer Racing automobile driver Television actor Film actor


Eric Cornell
src

United states of america
Physicist University teacher



There are more than 10 personalities with the first name Eric
Full list of personalities with the first name Eric

Film Actors and Actresses with the first name Eric

There are 7412 actors and actresses with the first name Eric
Eric Wüst
Eric Sarzano
Eric Unger
Eric Roman
Eric Wilke
Eric Poulsen
Eric Ventker
Eric Shultz
Eric Miles
Eric Haber
Eric William Mcglynn Ruszkowski
Eric Naud
Eric Billings
Eric Cabral
Eric James Kelly
Eric Lager
Eric Jacobs
Eric Grossfeld
Eric Don
Eric Politowski
Eric Nelsen
Eric Rossano
Eric Hackler
Eric Melander
Eric Namaky
Eric Hulen
Eric Staves
Eric Saade
Eric Freilich
Eric Michaels

There are more than 30 actors and actresses with the first name Eric
The full list of actors and actresses with the first name Eric

Rankings of first name ERIC by country

Country ranking (boys)
RankCountryYear
#40ES Spain2019
#74BR Brazil2010
#125IE Ireland2019
#126GB United Kingdom2019
#137CH Switzerland2019
#145ON Ontario2018
#161DE Germany2018
#176US United State of America2019
#185AT Austria2018
#208IT Italy2018
#213BC British Columbia2019
#215SE Sweden2019
#233AB Alberta2019
#268AR Argentina2015
#269NZ New Zealand2019
#271QC Quebec2019
#292NO Norway2019
#324DK Denmark2019
#379PL Poland2019
#382CZ Czechoslovakia2016
#631FR France2019
#901BE Belgium2019
Country ranking (girls)
RankCountryYear
#1919BR Brazil2010






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