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RATE THIS NAME 4.3

erik

LANGUAGE FAMILY:
indo-european > germanic > north germanic > old norse
ORIGIN:
germanic  /  old norse 
NAME ROOT:
*AINA(Z) / *AIWA(Z) *RíKIAZ > *AINA-RIKIAR / *AIWA-RIKIAR > ÆIRíKR > EIRÍKR
MEANING:
This name derives from the Old Norse name Æiríkr > Eiríkr, younger form of “*Aina-rikiaR / *Aiwa-rikiaR”. The name is composed of two elements: “*aina(z) / *aiwa(z)” (always, one, alone) plus “ríkr” (mighty, distinguished). The name means “the one and only, ever powerful”. Although the name was in use in Anglo-Saxon England, its use was reinforced by Scandinavian settlers arriving before the Norman Invasion. It was an uncommon name in England until the middle ages, when it gained popularity, and finally became a common name in the 19th century. In Norway, Sweden and Finland, the name day for Erik and Eirik is on May 18, commemorating the death of Saint Eric of Sweden. Eric IX of Sweden (Erik the Saint, Eric the Holy, † 1160) was king of Sweden from 1150 to 1960, Eric did much to aid Christianity in his realm and was responsible for codifying the laws of his kingdom, which became known as King Eric's Law.

Usage

  • catalancatalan
  • croatiancroatian
  • czechczech
  • danishdanish
  • dutchdutch
  • englishenglish
  • faroesefaroese
  • finnishfinnish
  • germangerman
  • greenlandicgreenlandic
  • hungarian (magyar)hungarian (magyar)
  • icelandicicelandic
  • norwegiannorwegian
  • old danishold danish
  • old swedishold swedish
  • slovakslovak
  • sloveneslovene
  • spanishspanish
  • swedishswedish

Related names

VARIANTS
danish
eirik, eric, erich, erkki, erick, erico, eriko, eryk, Jerik
english
eric, aric, erick
faroese
eryk, eirikur
finnish
eric, erich, erkki, eerikki, eirikki, erick, erikki, eriko, erkko, erkku, ertto, Eerik, Erkka, Ertta
german
eric, erich
greenlandic
Eerik, Êrik, Îarik, Îaríke, Iiarik, Iiarikki, Iijarik, Îjarik
icelandic
eric, eiríkur
norwegian
eirik, eric, erich, erkki, erick, eryk
old swedish
eric, erich, erico, Ericus, Eryc, Örik
swedish
eirik, eric, erich, erkki, erick, erico, erk, erker, erkko, eryk, Eerik, Jerre
FEMININE
croatian
erika
czech
erika
danish
erika, erica, Erikka, Erikke
english
erika, erica, ericka, erykah
faroese
erika, Eirika, Erikka
finnish
erika, erica, eerika, Eerica, Eerikka, Eriika, Eriikka, Erikka, Jerika
german
erika, erica
greenlandic
erika, Erikka
hungarian - magyar
erika
icelandic
erika, Eiríka
norwegian
erika, erica, Erikka, Erikke
slovene
erika
swedish
erika, erica, Eriika, Erikka, Jerika
PET & SHORT FORM
finnish
eero, eera, eeri, eira, eiro, era, ero, Ekke, Eppu
swedish
Ekke

Use in other languages

LANGUAGES
Ancient Germanic - Latinized
Ericus

french
eric, Éric
frisian
Jerre
italian
erico
latvian
Ēriks
lithuanian
ERIKAS
old norse
eiríkr, Airikr, Erikær, ÆiríkR
portuguese
Érico
sami - lapps
eret, erke

Geographical spread (only living languages)

Popularity & Ranking

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New Age curiosities (only for entertainment purposes)

7
Numerological Values:
7

Number 7 individuals are analytical and inquisitive. They have a thirst for knowledge and often make great academics, researchers or scientists. They have a strong sense of independence and tend to do things their own way. Number 7 individuals are believed to be self-reliant and may come across as reserved.

Chakra Number:
7: The number of the Crown Chakra "Sahasrara"

Violet is the color of the crown chakra and it is the color of cosmic awareness and cosmic consciousness. It is a unifying color, the color of oneness and spirituality. The energy of this color is very healing and can soothe away pain. Learn more about this powerful spiritual color.

Color meaning:

The color violet relates to the imagination and spirituality. It stimulates the imagination and inspires high ideals. It is an introspective color, allowing us to get in touch with our deeper thoughts. The difference between violet and purple is that violet appears in the visible light spectrum, or rainbow, whereas purple is simply a mix of red and blue. Violet has the highest vibration in the visible spectrum.

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Erik Refilsson, Swedish King Of The House Of MunsÖ
Erik The Red, The Son Of Þorvaldr Ásvaldsson
Erik Turner (born 1964) American Rhythm Guitarist