Ancient Greek, E names, Female, Proto-Hellenic, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Erica

Erica is the feminine form of Eric which means “ever ruler” or “eternal ruler” from Old Norse Eiríkr. Erica is also the Latin word for “heather” via Ancient Greek ereike (heath) which may be derived from a Proto-Hellenic root word.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European, Ancient Greek

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Variants:

  • Erika (English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, German, Hungarian, Czech, Slovene, Croatian, Italian, Japanese)
  • Ericka (English)
  • Erykah (English)
  • Érika (Portuguese)
  • Eerika (Finnish)

 

Male forms:

  • Eric (English, Swedish, German, Spanish)
  • Erik (English, Swedish, German, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Croatian, Hungarian, Dutch)
  • Erick (German)
  • Erick (English)
  • Aric (English)
  • Eiríkr (Ancient Scandinavian)
  • Èric (Catalan)
  • Jerrik (Danish)
  • Eerik (Finnish)
  • Eerikki (Finnish)
  • Eero (Finnish)
  • Erkki (Finnish)
  • Éric (French)
  • Eiríkur (Icelandic)
  • Erikas (Lithuanian)
  • Eirik (Norwegian)
  • Eryk (Polish)
  • Érico (Portuguese)

 

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