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Popularity
870k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Eric

Gender: Boy. Ranked #53 most popular

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 easy going, no ruffles here.

R is for relax, you know how!

I is for ignite, the fire in you!

C is for caress, a loving touch for your loved ones.

Your name in reverse order is "Cire". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Erci". 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.

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



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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 1928 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Eric" is not a popular baby boy's name in Utah. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Utah have the same name as you in 1928. Across the entire United States a total of only 221 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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 gulf coast area? 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 their 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, writer, producer, and rapper with the most prominent portion of their 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 their 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 their 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 their 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 their 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 Oct 3, 1993

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 France approximately on 925. Your profession was seaman, cook, and carpenter.

Psychologically, you had a Bohemian personality - mysterious, highly gifted, capable of understanding ancient books. Magical abilities, could be a servant of dark forces. Your problem - to learn to love and to trust the Universe. You are bound to think, study, reflect and develop inner wisdom.

Here's something for you to ponder on...

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