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RATE THIS NAME 3.67

erykah

FEMININE FORM:
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

  • englishenglish

Related names

VARIANTS
english
erika, erica, ericka
MASCULINE
english
eric, aric, erik, erick
PET & SHORT FORM
english
riki

Use in other languages

LANGUAGES
croatian
erika
czech
erika
danish
erika, erica, Erikka, Erikke
estonian
erika
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
lithuanian
erika
norwegian
erika, erica, Erikka, Erikke
portuguese - brazilian
Érika
slovene
erika
swedish
erika, erica, Eriika, Erikka, Jerika

Geographical spread (only living languages)

Popularity & Ranking

#4689UNITED STATES RANKING

Social Security AdministrationThe U.S.A. popularity ranking comes from US Government Social Security Administration.

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New Age curiosities (only for entertainment purposes)

5
Numerological Values:
5

If the chosen name for your baby has a number value of 5, it suggests brilliance, enthusiasm, energy and versatility. These individuals are believed to be adventurous and love their freedom. They like challenges and get bored with routine. They often need several activities to keep their active mind occupied.

Chakra Number:
5: The number of the Throat Chakra "Vishuddha"

The throat chakra is the fifth chakra and its color is blue. It is one the three primary colors. The main energy of blue is communication and it is the color used to soothe the soul. Explore this Divine color in depth, learn what it means and what it represents.

Color meaning:

The color blue is one of trust, honesty and loyalty. It is sincere, reserved and quiet, and doesn't like to make a fuss or draw attention. Blue hates confrontation, and likes to do things in its own way. From a color psychology perspective, blue is reliable and responsible. This color exhibits an inner security and confidence. You can rely on it to take control and do the right thing in difficult times. It has a need for order and direction in its life, including its living and work spaces.

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Notable people and personalities​

Erykah Badu (born 1971), American Singer-songwriter, Record Producer, Activist And Actress