Erica

Erica - A very unique female name



  Mar 19,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Erica, meaning eternal ruler, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1927 on position #1578. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Erica and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Erica? 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 Erica. The baby girl name Erica was given to 552 baby girls in 2012, ranking #512 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 2,560 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Erica peaked in popularity 33 years ago in 1986 on position 31.



Famous with this name

Erica Durance
Erica Carroll
Erica Gimpel


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Erica is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Erica is currently topping the baby name charts in District of Columbia at position #269 - and is the least popular in Oklahoma at position #844.

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 Erica is where you live.


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Erica origin and meaning

Erica is a 5 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means eternal ruler. To see famous people named Erica, pop culture references for the name Erica and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Erica

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

Erika / Ericka / Eric / 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
2012512
2011471
2010425
2009348
2008296
2007258
2006221
2005201
2004182
2003159
2002144
2001129
2000102
1999106
199892
199784
199678
199569
199457
199349
199244
199140
199036
198934
198831
198731
198631
198534
198434
198333
198235
198136
198034
197932
197834
197738
197654
197563
197474
197381
197287
1971108
1970129
1969209
1968282
1967337
1966381
1965399
1964418
1963402
1962451
1961676
1960647
1959657
1958725
1957688
1956712
1955794
1954780
1953869
1952921
1951944
1950824
1949947
1948802
1947950
1946994
1945917
19441214
19431458
19421022
19401473
19391309
19381614
19351646
19331625
19311495
19291505
19271578

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
District of Columbia269
Connecticut292
New York351
Georgia375
Alabama380
New Mexico397
Pennsylvania408
Kentucky413
Florida421
New Jersey459
Indiana483
Ohio496
Michigan496
Tennessee501
North Carolina514
Illinois536
Colorado540
Iowa543
California547
Missouri551
Arizona578
Nevada588
Massachusetts590
Texas595
Oregon641
Virginia644
Wisconsin647
Arkansas648
Maryland651
Minnesota658
Washington712
Louisiana794
Oklahoma844

Even more about Erica


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 Erica 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 Erica?

3 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
1986
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Erica
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 2,560
Letter count 5
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1927
2012 births +552

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