Eric

Eric - A very unique female name



  Jun 15,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Eric appeared on the charts for the first time in 1959 on position #1680. 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 girl name Eric was given to 14 baby girls in 2004, ranking #3376 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 108,797 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Eric peaked in popularity 45 years ago in 1974 on position 880.



Famous with this name

Eric Bana
Eric Dane
Eric Winter


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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 Kentucky at position #342 - and is the least popular in Kentucky at position #342.

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. We couldn't find any information about what this name means. 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.

Erica / Erika / Ericka / Erykah / Eris / Eryka / Eureka / Erick / Erik / Erikka /

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
20043376
20034352
20004716
19983913
19973513
19963046
19952674
19942417
19932234
19922461
19911895
19901676
19891302
1988981
19871015
19861061
1985950
19841088
19831043
19821109
19811134
19801166
19791009
1978934
19771158
19761012
19751140
1974880
1973973
1972980
1971953
1970922
1969971
19681350
19671262
19661240
19651388
19641648
19632070
19622009
19611690
19602140
19591680

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Kentucky342

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 very unique female 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
1974
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Eric
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 108,797
Letter count 4
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1959
2004 births +14

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