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Erica

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How popular is the baby name Erica in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1909 5 5 0
1915 5 5 0
1916 5 5 0
1917 5 5 0
1919 6 6 0
1924 5 5 0
1925 6 6 0
1926 8 8 0
1927 12 12 0
1928 16 16 0
1929 11 11 0
1930 5 5 0
1931 10 10 0
1932 8 8 0
1933 8 8 0
1934 10 10 0
1935 7 7 0
1937 7 7 0
1938 17 17 0
1939 17 17 0
1940 13 13 0
1941 10 10 0
1942 39 39 0
1943 20 20 0
1944 35 35 0
1945 66 66 0
1946 67 67 0
1947 84 84 0
1948 99 99 0
1949 89 89 0
1950 117 117 0
1951 93 93 0
1952 94 94 0
1953 113 113 0
1954 142 142 0
1955 146 146 0
1956 182 182 0
1957 211 211 0
1958 206 206 0
1959 233 233 0
1960 235 235 0
1961 242 242 0
1962 449 449 0
1963 579 579 0
1964 541 541 0
1965 565 565 0
1966 574 574 0
1967 681 681 0
1968 963 958 5
1969 1,515 1,506 9
1970 2,807 2,794 13
1971 3,514 3,492 22
1972 3,469 3,444 25 #87 girl name
1973 3,823 3,799 24 #81 girl name
1974 4,148 4,123 25 #74 girl name
1975 4,613 4,582 31 #63 girl name
1976 5,260 5,235 25 #54 girl name
1977 6,651 6,621 30 #38 girl name
1978 7,380 7,343 37 #34 girl name
1979 8,218 8,180 38 #32 girl name
1980 8,795 8,759 36 #34 girl name
1981 8,659 8,624 35 #36 girl name
1982 9,391 9,341 50 #35 girl name
1983 9,762 9,708 54 #33 girl name
1984 9,333 9,278 55 #34 girl name
1985 9,586 9,525 61 #34 girl name
1986 10,031 9,972 59 #31 girl name
1987 9,377 9,326 51 #31 girl name
1988 9,643 9,589 54 #31 girl name
1989 9,091 9,023 68 #34 girl name
1990 8,651 8,604 47 #36 girl name
1991 7,840 7,800 40 #40 girl name
1992 7,151 7,132 19 #44 girl name
1993 6,425 6,411 14 #49 girl name
1994 5,699 5,679 20 #57 girl name
1995 4,913 4,893 20 #69 girl name
1996 4,472 4,459 13 #79 girl name
1997 3,997 3,991 6 #84 girl name
1998 3,624 3,624 0 #92 girl name
1999 3,170 3,161 9
2000 3,220 3,220 0
2001 2,676 2,668 8
2002 2,302 2,302 0
2003 2,096 2,091 5
2004 1,883 1,872 11
2005 1,723 1,717 6
2006 1,547 1,547 0
2007 1,364 1,364 0
2008 1,131 1,131 0
2009 939 939 0
2010 743 743 0
2011 622 622 0
2012 608 608 0
2013 520 520 0
2014 433 433 0
2015 415 415 0

Want to know about the popularity of the Erica baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 230,291 babies born with the name Erica in the United States. That's more than enough Ericas to occupy the territory of Mayotte (France) with an estimated population of 217,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1909 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Erica" was in 1986 with a total of 9,972 babies. (That's a lot of baby Ericas)

According to the 1985 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Erica" ranks #31 in popularity as a baby girl's name in New Jersey. Imagine that, 260 babies in New Jersey have the same name as you in 1985. Across the entire United States a total of 9,586 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Erica" mean? The list below shows the origins of Erica as well as things modernly associated with the name Erica such as celebrities named Erica.

Origin and Meaning of Erica

The name "Erica" is of English origin, and it means "Always Ruler". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Erica Durance

Erica Durance is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Erica was born in 1978 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

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Erica Leerhsen

Erica Leerhsen is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Erica was born in 1977 as Erica Lei Leerhsen in New York City, New York, U.S.

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Erica Gimpel

Erica Gimpel is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1982 to present. Erica was born in 1964 as Erica Fawn Gimpel in Manhattan, New York, U.S.

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Erica Blasberg

Erica Blasberg is a golfer. Erica was born in 1984 in Orange, California, U.S.

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Erica Yong

Erica was born in 1969.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Erica

Erica Dixon
Erica Hill
Erica Mena
Erica Schmidt
Erica Stoll
Erica Walker
Erica Kane
Erica Grow
Erica Kinsman
Erica May Scherzer

Alternative Meanings

E is for exquisite, who could argue?

R is for realist, the way you are.

I is for instill, the lesson of life.

C is for complete, nothing further needed here.

A is for admirable, you certainly are!

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

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Past life for Erica born Mar 10, 1939

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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 Borneo approximately on 1175. Your profession was handicraftsman and mechanic.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. Your lesson - to develop kind attitude to people, to acquire gift of understanding and compassion.

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