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Baby Names: Eric – Babble


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Meaning: Constant ruler

Origin: Norse

Alternate spellings: Erik, Eryk, Erick

Eric is a variation of the traditional Norse name Eirik, which means “constant ruler.” (Or for your son, Ruler of the Highchair!) Even today when many people hear the name, they think of first-century Viking explorer and all-around badass Erik the Red. Eric has been on the U.S. charts since 1880. It fluctuated in popularity over the years, but eventually reached its peak in the top 20 in the 1970s, and has been losing ground since.

By The Numbers

U.S. Rank by Year

2000: 42

2004: 61

2008: 86

Rank of Similar Names in 2008

Erick 179

Erik 213

Ricardo 149

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5 thoughts on “Baby Names: Eric – Babble

  1. says:

    Awww, Prince Eric! My favorite Disney male lead :)

  2. says:

    My uncle’s name was Eric and he was the most funniest man i ever knew, He was kind funny yeah and even good looking., lol.. He w

  3. says:

    Eric is a good name.

  4. Darence says:

    Wham bam thank you, ma?am, my queistons are answered!

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