Erik

Erik - A very unique male name



  Jan 21,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Erik, meaning eternal ruler, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1921 on position #1821. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Erik and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Erik? 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 Erik. The baby boy name Erik was given to 1,162 baby boys in 2012, ranking #294 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 1,412 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Erik peaked in popularity 39 years ago in 1980 on position 64.



Famous with this name

Erik Knudsen
Erik Stolhanske
Erik Per Sullivan


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Erik is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Erik is currently topping the baby name charts in Connecticut at position #168 - and is the least popular in Alabama at position #560.

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 Erik is where you live.


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Erik origin and meaning

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

Similar to Erik

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

Eric / 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
2012294
2011280
2010262
2009233
2008213
2007199
2006189
2005184
2004172
2003157
2002156
2001156
2000145
1999140
1998140
1997133
1996122
1995111
199499
1993105
199298
199195
199096
198995
198893
198794
198692
198587
198484
198380
198280
198175
198064
197966
197885
197794
197694
197587
197490
197386
197286
197197
1970101
1969120
1968124
1967133
1966146
1965143
1964222
1963297
1962346
1961350
1960368
1959395
1958439
1957438
1956489
1955483
1954481
1953500
1952532
1951547
1950641
1949532
1948719
1947638
1946715
1945673
1944855
1943701
1942972
1941884
1940964
1939888
19381499
19371372
19361523
19351407
19341579
19331192
19321619
19311473
19271777
19261568
19241551
19231507
19211821

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Connecticut168
California197
Colorado217
Texas225
Nevada234
Oregon234
Washington252
Arizona252
Michigan256
Kansas257
Illinois265
Massachusetts271
New Jersey272
New York275
Wisconsin288
Oklahoma300
Pennsylvania301
Missouri309
South Carolina309
Indiana324
Maryland325
Utah327
North Carolina332
Florida332
New Mexico342
Virginia354
Kentucky355
Tennessee369
Minnesota436
Iowa461
Georgia528
Ohio534
Louisiana559
Alabama560

Even more about Erik


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 Erik 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 male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Erik?

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
1980
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Erik
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 1,412
Letter count 4
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1921
2012 births +1,162

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