Eric

Eric - A unique male name



  Mar 26,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Eric, meaning eternal ruler, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #526. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Eric and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Eric? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Eric. The baby boy name Eric was given to 3,596 baby boys in 2012, ranking #107 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 456 baby boys were given this name - making this a unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Eric peaked in popularity 46 years ago in 1973 on position 13.



Famous with this name

Eric Bana
Eric Tsang
Eric Johnson


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Eric is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Eric is currently topping the baby name charts in Maryland at position #79 - and is the least popular in Hawaii at position #318.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Eric is where you live.


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Eric origin and meaning

Eric is a 4 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means eternal ruler. To see famous people named Eric, pop culture references for the name Eric and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Eric

We've found the following names that sound similar to Eric, sorted by popularity.

Erik / Erick / Erich / Eros / Erica / Erika / Eryk / Errick / Eriq / Erek /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012107
2011104
201096
200995
200886
200783
200677
200566
200461
200356
200252
200144
200042
199939
199839
199735
199635
199532
199430
199329
199226
199125
199024
198921
198820
198721
198622
198521
198421
198320
198220
198117
198016
197917
197816
197717
197613
197513
197413
197313
197216
197118
197018
196921
196822
196723
196625
196525
196432
196331
196233
196138
196044
195946
195850
195760
195679
195585
195489
195389
195288
195193
195098
1949104
1948114
1947122
1946134
1945152
1944158
1943161
1942183
1941199
1940252
1939268
1938292
1937325
1936324
1935330
1934354
1933378
1932422
1931398
1930417
1929432
1928434
1927440
1926434
1925419
1924422
1923499
1922455
1921478
1920453
1919446
1918432
1917423
1916479
1915492
1914464
1913469
1912457
1911542
1910526

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Maryland79
New York79
California91
Pennsylvania97
Georgia98
Wyoming99
Nevada100
Michigan101
Texas105
Virginia105
Delaware106
Illinois107
Washington110
Florida111
Mississippi114
Massachusetts115
New Jersey115
Louisiana116
Arizona116
Connecticut118
New Mexico120
Ohio121
District of Columbia123
Alabama128
Arkansas132
North Carolina132
Indiana135
South Carolina136
Missouri136
Rhode Island140
Wisconsin142
Colorado144
Idaho147
West Virginia149
Tennessee150
Kansas151
Alaska152
Oklahoma158
Utah171
Maine175
Kentucky182
Oregon189
Iowa195
South Dakota200
Minnesota212
North Dakota214
Nebraska220
New Hampshire235
Hawaii318

Even more about Eric


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Eric a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Eric?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1973
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Eric
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 456
Letter count 4
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +3,596

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