Erik - Meaning of Erik
[ 2 syll. e-rik, er-ik ] The baby boy name Erik is pronounced EHR-ihK in English and German †. Erik's origin is Old Norse and Germanic, and its use, Czech, English, German, Hungarian, Scandinavian, Slavic, and Dutch.
Erik is a Czech, English, German, Hungarian, Scandinavian, and Slavic variant spelling of Eric (English, French, and Scandinavian).
Erik is also a Czech, Dutch, English, German, and Scandinavian diminutive form of Frederick (English).
Erik is a fairly popular baby name for boys. The name's popularity jumped from the 1930s up to the 1980s; before that, it was of only very modest use. At the height of its usage in 1980, 0.265% of baby boys were given the name Erik. It ranked at #64 then. The baby name has since experienced a drop in popularity. In 2018, it ranked at #378 with a usage of 0.044%, but it was nonetheless the 2nd most popular after Eric, within all boy names in its group. The name was thrice as popular as Erik in 2018.
† Pronunciation for Erik: 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)"
A famous person named Erik is Explorer, Eric the Red (Erik Thorvaldson, Eirik Raude, or Eirik Torvaldsson), born 950 - 1003.