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Erica - Meaning of Erica

What does Erica mean?

Meaning of the name EricaMeaning of the name Erica

[ 3 syll. e-ri-ca, er-ica ] The baby girl name Erica is also used as a boy name, though it is far more popular for girls. It is pronounced EHRihKah (English) †. Erica has its origins in the Old Norse language. It is used largely in English, French, German, Scandinavian, and Scottish. The meaning of Erica is 'ever ruling, lone ruler, island ruler'. It is derived from ei which means 'ever, always' ; einn 'alone, lone' ; rikr 'ruler'. Erica is also the Latin name for the plant heather, and this could have promoted the adoption of the first name. English speakers first adopted the name in the late 18th century. In Scotland, it is sometimes taken as an Anglicized form of the Gaelic Oighrig. Erica is the feminine equivalent of the English, French, and Scandinavian Eric.

What are the Variant Forms of Erica?

The name Erica is used to a great extent; it has 44 forms that are used in English and foreign languages. English forms of the name include Aerica, Aericka, Airika, Arica, Arika, Eiric, Eirica, Enrika, Ereka, Ericah, Ericca, Ericha, Erickah, Erics, Erikaa, Erikah, Erike, Erikka, Erique, Errica, Erricka, Errika, Eryca, Eryka, Erykah, Erykka, Eyrika, Rickee, Rika, and Rikky. Other English forms include the contracted form Rica (used in German, and Spanish too), the familiar forms Ricci, Rick, Ricki, Rickie, Ricky, Riki, and Rikki, and the spelling variants Ericka and Erika (used in Czech, German, Hungarian, Scandinavian, and Slavic too). Forms used in foreign languages include Eerika (Finnish), Elika (Hawaiian), and Érica (German and Portuguese).

See also the related forms, the English Jerica and the English Rickilee.

Erica is rare as a baby girl name. At the peak of its usage in 1983, 0.543% of baby girls were named Erica. It was #33 in rank then. The baby name has suffered a substantial decline in frequency since then, and is of only sporadic use now. In 2012, out of the family of girl names directly related to Erica, Erika was the most widely used. Erica has primarily been a baby girl name in the last century.

Baby names that sound like Erica include Ericha, Erickah, Erika, Erikah, Errika, Eryka, Eyrika, Aerica, Aericka, Airika, Ereka, Ericah, Ericca, Ericka, Erikka, Eriko, Erisha, Errica, Erykah, and Erykka.

† Pronunciation for Erica: EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; K as in "key (K.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)"

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