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erk

FORM OF:
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

  • swedishswedish

Related names

VARIANTS
swedish
eirik, eric, erich, erik, erkki, erick, erico, erker, erkko, eryk, Eerik, Jerre
FEMININE
swedish
erika, erica, Eriika, Erikka, Jerika
PET & SHORT FORM
swedish
Ekke

Use in other languages

LANGUAGES
Ancient Germanic - Latinized
Ericus

catalan
erik
croatian
erik
czech
erik
danish
eirik, eric, erich, erik, erkki, erick, erico, eriko, eryk, Jerik
dutch
erik
english
eric, aric, erik, erick
faroese
erik, eryk, eirikur
finnish
eric, erich, erik, erkki, eerikki, eirikki, erick, erikki, eriko, erkko, erkku, ertto, Eerik, Erkka, Ertta
french
eric, Éric
frisian
Jerre
german
eric, erich, erik
greenlandic
erik, Eerik, Êrik, Îarik, Îaríke, Iiarik, Iiarikki, Iijarik, Îjarik
hungarian - magyar
erik
icelandic
eric, erik, eiríkur
italian
erico
latvian
Ēriks
lithuanian
ERIKAS
norwegian
eirik, eric, erich, erik, erkki, erick, eryk
old danish
erik
old norse
eiríkr, Airikr, Erikær, ÆiríkR
old swedish
eric, erich, erik, erico, Ericus, Eryc, Örik
portuguese
Érico
sami - lapps
eret, erke
slovak
erik
slovene
erik
spanish
erik

Geographical spread (only living languages)

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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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