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Eric

Gender: Boy. Popularity for the Last 10 Years: 10 (Ranked #151).

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 exotic, no lack of spirit here!

R is for romp, you know how to have fun!

I is for ignite, the fire in you!

C is for change, you are able to adapt.

Your name in reverse order is "Cire". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Ecir". 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 1978 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Eric" ranks #14 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Michigan. Imagine that, 1,021 babies in Michigan have the same name as you in 1978. Across the entire United States a total of 19,926 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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 south west? 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 Nov 5, 1948

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 Southern China approximately on 1075. Your profession was shepherd, horseman, and forester.

You were a revolutionary type. You inspired changes in any sphere - politics, business, religion, housekeeping. You could have been a leader. You are bound to solve problems regarding pollution of environment, recycling, misuse of raw materials, elimination of radioactivity by all means including psychological methods.

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

The Theory Behind The Name Game - Finding a good baby name is one of the dilemmas that plague parents who live in a modern setting. Parents do have the right to be conscious about the name.