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870k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Eric

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: Scandinavian
  • Meaning: Always Ruler
  • #53 All Time
Girls
Boys
Similar Names
230k Erica (English)
150k Erik (Scandinavian)
123k Erika (Scandinavian)
67k Erick (German)
< 1k Erix (American)

How popular is the name "Eric" in the U.S.?



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
188010010
1881909
1882909
188311011
188412012
188516016
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190021021
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190334034
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190830030
190933033
191041041
191135035
191293093
19131090109
19141450145
19151550155
19161550155
19171860186
19182020202
19191900190
19201860186
19211790179
19222010201
19231750175
19242280228
19252120212
19262140214
19272080208
19282210221
19292040204
19302060206
19312130213
19321990199
19332340234
19342590259
19352870287
19362960296
19373010301
19383700370
19394310431
19404820482
19417030703
19428747867
19431,17301,173
19441,19401,194
19451,35201,352
19461,82201,822
19472,34952,344
19482,49552,490
19492,77752,772
19503,107103,097#98 boy name
19513,669103,659#93 boy name
19524,005163,989#88 boy name
19533,940123,928#89 boy name
19544,17874,171#89 boy name
19554,67074,663#85 boy name
19565,260135,247#79 boy name
19576,637196,618#60 boy name
19588,209218,188#50 boy name
19599,757339,724#46 boy name
196010,5572610,531#44 boy name
196111,1534311,110#38 boy name
196212,3934112,352#33 boy name
196313,3274313,284#31 boy name
196414,6175714,560#32 boy name
196516,9026816,834#25 boy name
196616,5578116,476#25 boy name
196717,9199017,829#23 boy name
196818,5887918,509#22 boy name
196920,90112820,773#21 boy name
197023,73714823,589#18 boy name
197123,11413722,977#18 boy name
197222,16511922,046#16 boy name
197320,94413120,813#13 boy name
197420,32713920,188#13 boy name
197519,94712419,823#13 boy name
197621,50713321,374#13 boy name
197720,86912420,745#17 boy name
197819,92615019,776#16 boy name
197920,41214020,272#17 boy name
198022,77515322,622#16 boy name
198120,85513320,722#17 boy name
198219,99913819,861#20 boy name
198320,49115420,337#20 boy name
198421,09514820,947#22 boy name
198521,00016320,837#21 boy name
198619,67315019,523#22 boy name
198720,35715820,199#21 boy name
198820,32316520,158#19 boy name
198919,09011518,975#21 boy name
199019,4907919,411#24 boy name
199118,1187318,045#25 boy name
199216,1915616,135#26 boy name
199314,5914914,542#29 boy name
199413,3625313,309#30 boy name
199512,5163812,478#32 boy name
199611,6413611,605#35 boy name
199710,3553710,318#35 boy name
19989,983219,962#39 boy name
19999,400229,378#39 boy name
20009,179269,153#42 boy name
20018,572138,559#44 boy name
20027,943177,926#52 boy name
20037,801167,785#56 boy name
20047,161297,132#61 boy name
20056,704126,692#66 boy name
20066,237116,226#77 boy name
20075,961105,951#83 boy name
20085,38085,372#86 boy name
20094,64174,634#95 boy name
20104,19574,188#95 boy name
20113,73603,736
20123,62003,620
20133,257103,247
20143,29953,294

Want to know about the populiarty of Eric? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 870,230 babies born with the name Eric in the United States. That's more than enough Erics to occupy the territory of Reunion (France) with an estimated population of 865,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name first appeared in the year 1880 when it was given to 10 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Eric" was in 1970 with a total of 23,589 babies. (That's a lot of baby Erics)

According to the 1995 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Eric" ranks #30 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Louisiana. Imagine that, 190 babies in Louisiana have the same name as you in 1995. Across the entire United States a total of 12,516 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

What does the name "Eric" mean?

Eric (Scandinavian): Always Ruler

The name "Eric" is of Scandinavian origin and it means "Always Ruler". It's a name commonly given to boys. There are 37 other names that are similar to this one.

E is for excellence, your passion, your drive.

R is for realist, the way you are.

I is for ignite, the fire in you!

C is for congenial, your pleasing way.

Your name in reverse order is "Cire". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Eric". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Where is the name Eric popular?



The map shows the relative popularity of the name Eric in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the midwest? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Eric

Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton is a guitarist, singer, songwriter, and record producer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1962 to present. Eric was born in 1945 as Eric Patrick Clapton in Ripley, Surrey, England.

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Jamie Foxx

Jamie Foxx is an actor, singer, comedian, and writer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1989 to present. Jamie was born in 1967 as Eric Marlon Bishop in Terrell, Texas, United States.

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Eric Bana

Eric Bana is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1993 to present. Eric was born in 1968 as Eric Banadinovic in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

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Eazy-E

Eazy-E is a rapper, ceo, and record producer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1986 to 1995. Eazy-E was born in 1963 as Eric Lynn Wright in Compton, California, U.S.

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Eric Dane

Eric Dane is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1991 to present. Eric was born in 1972 in San Francisco, California, United States.

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George Orwell

George Orwell is a novelist, political writer and journalist with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1928 to 1950. George was born in 1903 as Eric Arthur Blair in Motihari, Bengal Presidency, British India.

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Past life for Eric born Nov 16, 1984

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Mongolia approximately on 950. Your profession was entertainer, musician, poet, and temple-dancer.

You were sane, practical person, materialist with no spiritual consciousness. Your simple wisdom helped the weak and the poor. You should develop self-love and ability to implant hope into hearts of people. Ambition - is not everything. True wealth is buried in your soul.

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