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Erik

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873k Eric (Scandinavian)
230k Erica (English)
123k Erika (Scandinavian)
68k Erick (German)
< 1k Erix (American)

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1911 5 0 5
1914 6 0 6
1915 11 0 11
1916 10 0 10
1917 8 0 8
1918 12 0 12
1920 8 0 8
1921 11 0 11
1922 12 0 12
1923 15 0 15
1924 23 0 23
1925 11 0 11
1926 16 0 16
1927 18 0 18
1928 8 0 8
1929 19 0 19
1930 17 0 17
1931 18 0 18
1932 13 0 13
1933 23 0 23
1934 24 0 24
1935 24 0 24
1936 18 0 18
1937 24 0 24
1938 32 0 32
1939 39 0 39
1940 44 0 44
1941 53 0 53
1942 57 0 57
1943 78 0 78
1944 65 0 65
1945 96 0 96
1946 95 0 95
1947 121 0 121
1948 93 0 93
1949 156 0 156
1950 132 0 132
1951 152 0 152
1952 188 0 188
1953 191 0 191
1954 219 0 219
1955 223 0 223
1956 252 0 252
1957 321 0 321
1958 340 0 340
1959 428 0 428
1960 469 0 469
1961 521 0 521
1962 517 0 517
1963 673 0 673
1964 1,172 5 1,167
1965 2,136 14 2,122
1966 1,970 9 1,961
1967 2,261 12 2,249
1968 2,383 18 2,365
1969 2,735 14 2,721
1970 3,262 17 3,245
1971 3,222 11 3,211 #97 boy name
1972 3,416 16 3,400 #86 boy name
1973 3,079 20 3,059 #86 boy name
1974 2,908 23 2,885 #90 boy name
1975 2,877 16 2,861 #87 boy name
1976 2,776 18 2,758 #94 boy name
1977 2,802 17 2,785 #94 boy name
1978 3,280 17 3,263 #85 boy name
1979 4,658 20 4,638 #66 boy name
1980 4,950 41 4,909 #64 boy name
1981 3,945 22 3,923 #75 boy name
1982 3,661 29 3,632 #80 boy name
1983 3,664 29 3,635 #80 boy name
1984 3,448 28 3,420 #84 boy name
1985 3,396 26 3,370 #87 boy name
1986 3,129 24 3,105 #92 boy name
1987 3,257 25 3,232 #94 boy name
1988 3,496 21 3,475 #93 boy name
1989 3,645 17 3,628 #95 boy name
1990 3,961 11 3,950 #96 boy name
1991 3,901 13 3,888 #95 boy name
1992 3,832 16 3,816 #98 boy name
1993 3,500 14 3,486
1994 3,770 24 3,746 #99 boy name
1995 3,443 11 3,432
1996 3,029 9 3,020
1997 2,863 5 2,858
1998 2,683 7 2,676
1999 2,728 6 2,722
2000 2,732 10 2,722
2001 2,574 0 2,574
2002 2,460 0 2,460
2003 2,555 5 2,550
2004 2,372 8 2,364
2005 2,232 5 2,227
2006 2,127 0 2,127
2007 2,033 6 2,027
2008 1,802 7 1,795
2009 1,553 0 1,553
2010 1,336 0 1,336
2011 1,264 0 1,264
2012 1,215 0 1,215
2013 1,102 0 1,102
2014 1,035 0 1,035
2015 1,012 0 1,012

Want to know about the popularity of the Erik baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 150,551 babies born with the name Erik in the United States. That's more than enough Eriks to occupy the country of Cura with an estimated population of 149,679 (as of March 26, 2011). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1911 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Erik" was in 1980 with a total of 4,909 babies. (That's a lot of baby Eriks)

According to the 1976 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Erik" ranks #65 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Wisconsin. Imagine that, 95 babies in Wisconsin have the same name as you in 1976. Across the entire United States a total of 2,776 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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Where is the name Erik popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Scandinavian

Origin and Meaning of Erik

The name "Erik" is of Scandinavian origin, and it means "Always Ruler". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Erik Per Sullivan

Erik Per Sullivan is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1998 to 2010. Erik was born in 1991 as Erik Per Sullivan in Worcester, Massachusetts, U.S.

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Erik von Detten

Erik von Detten is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1 to present. Erik was born in 1982 as Erik Thomas von Detten in San Diego, California, U.S.

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Harry Houdini

Harry Houdini is an illusionist, magician, escapologist, and stunt performer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1891 to 1926. Harry was born in 1874 as Erik Weisz in Budapest, Austria-Hungary.

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Erik Satie

Erik Satie is a pianist and composer. Erik was born in 1866 as Eric Alfred Leslie Satie in Honfleur, France.

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Eriq La Salle

Eriq La Salle is an actor/director with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1985 to present. Eriq was born in 1962 as Erik Ki La Salle in Hartford, Connecticut, US.

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Erik Johnson

Erik Johnson is an ice hockey player. Erik was born in 1988 in Bloomington, MN, USA.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Erik

Erik Erikson
Erik Wemple
Erik Kuselias
Erik Estrada
Erik Larson
Erik Paulsen
Erik Kramer
Erik Prince

Alternative Meanings

E is for exquisite, who could argue?

R is for righteous, you know when you're right.

I is for instill, the lesson of life.

K is for kindness, you always show.

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

Past life for Erik born Feb 25, 1927

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern Canada approximately on 1400. Your profession was seaman, dealer, businessman, and broker.

Psychologically, you had a Bohemian personality - mysterious, highly gifted, capable of understanding ancient books. Magical abilities, could be a servant of dark forces. The timid, lonely and self-confident people are everywhere, and your problem - to overcome these tendencies in yourself and then to help other people.

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