Eric

Eric comes from Old Norse name  Eiríkr meaning “ever ruler” or “eternal ruler” from Old Norse elements ei (ever, always) and ríkr (ruler). It’s also a surname originating from the given name.

Origin: Old Norse

Variants:

  • Erik (Scandinavian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Croatian, Hungarian, German, Dutch, English)
  • Erick (English)
  • Erich (German)
  • 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, Spanish)
  • Jerk (Old Swedish form of Erik)
  • Jerker (Old Swedish form of Erik)

 

Female forms:

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