Erik - Meaning of Erik

What does Erik mean?

[ 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).

See also the related categories, slavic, english, czech, dutch, german, scandinavian, and hungarian.

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.

Baby names that sound like Erik include Eric, Erric, Errik, Eryck, Eryk, Aeric, Aerick, Eirik, Erek, Erez, Erich, Erick, Eriks, Erki, Erkki, Eros, Errick, Eurig, Euros, and Aira.

† 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.

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