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Erika

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: Scandinavian
  • Meaning: Always Ruler
  • #557 All Time
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230k Erica (English)
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< 1k Erix (American)

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1908 5 5 0
1912 5 5 0
1914 5 5 0
1915 8 8 0
1916 10 10 0
1917 5 5 0
1918 6 6 0
1922 8 8 0
1923 12 12 0
1924 14 14 0
1925 9 9 0
1926 15 15 0
1927 17 17 0
1928 18 18 0
1929 30 30 0
1930 16 16 0
1931 17 17 0
1932 15 15 0
1933 15 15 0
1934 21 21 0
1935 14 14 0
1936 15 15 0
1937 14 14 0
1938 26 26 0
1939 18 18 0
1940 42 42 0
1941 33 33 0
1942 25 25 0
1943 33 33 0
1944 29 29 0
1945 22 22 0
1946 31 31 0
1947 47 47 0
1948 54 54 0
1949 64 64 0
1950 34 34 0
1951 46 46 0
1952 79 79 0
1953 62 62 0
1954 70 70 0
1955 69 69 0
1956 102 102 0
1957 126 126 0
1958 132 132 0
1959 171 171 0
1960 176 176 0
1961 198 198 0
1962 256 256 0
1963 303 303 0
1964 357 357 0
1965 419 419 0
1966 491 491 0
1967 813 813 0
1968 956 956 0
1969 1,361 1,353 8
1970 1,948 1,942 6
1971 2,207 2,198 9
1972 2,190 2,182 8
1973 2,162 2,156 6
1974 2,279 2,265 14
1975 2,274 2,256 18
1976 2,349 2,340 9
1977 2,833 2,823 10
1978 2,843 2,826 17
1979 3,338 3,317 21 #91 girl name
1980 3,542 3,515 27 #87 girl name
1981 3,422 3,397 25 #93 girl name
1982 3,619 3,597 22 #81 girl name
1983 3,573 3,547 26 #80 girl name
1984 3,569 3,539 30 #81 girl name
1985 3,516 3,500 16 #80 girl name
1986 3,711 3,678 33 #74 girl name
1987 4,023 3,994 29 #75 girl name
1988 3,909 3,884 25 #76 girl name
1989 4,232 4,190 42 #73 girl name
1990 4,590 4,566 24 #74 girl name
1991 4,333 4,310 23 #84 girl name
1992 4,353 4,337 16 #80 girl name
1993 4,029 4,010 19 #85 girl name
1994 3,595 3,584 11 #90 girl name
1995 3,297 3,287 10
1996 3,086 3,078 8
1997 2,905 2,898 7
1998 2,681 2,671 10
1999 2,323 2,323 0
2000 2,744 2,733 11
2001 2,230 2,230 0
2002 1,958 1,958 0
2003 1,816 1,816 0
2004 1,778 1,770 8
2005 1,616 1,616 0
2006 1,430 1,430 0
2007 1,278 1,278 0
2008 1,016 1,016 0
2009 859 859 0
2010 725 725 0
2011 544 544 0
2012 556 556 0
2013 457 457 0
2014 416 416 0
2015 385 385 0

Want to know about the popularity of the Erika baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 123,478 babies born with the name Erika in the United States. That's more than enough Erikas to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1908 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Erika" was in 1990 with a total of 4,566 babies. (That's a lot of baby Erikas)

According to the 1991 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Erika" ranks #62 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Arizona. Imagine that, 86 babies in Arizona have the same name as you in 1991. Across the entire United States a total of 4,333 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 "Erika" mean? The list below shows the origins of Erika as well as things modernly associated with the name Erika such as celebrities named Erika.

Scandinavian

Origin and Meaning of Erika

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

Erika Eleniak

Erika Eleniak is an actress. Erika was born in 1969 in Glendale, California, U.S.

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Erika Christensen

Erika Christensen is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1997 to present. Erika was born in 1982 as Erika Jane Christensen in Seattle, Washington, U.S.

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Erika Buenfil

Erika Buenfil is an actress and singer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1977 to present. Erika was born in 1964 as Teresa de Jesus Buenfil Lopez in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.

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Erika Sawajiri

Erika was born in 1986 in Nerima, Tokyo, Japan.

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Erika Marozsán

Erika was born in 1972 in Ujfeherto, Hungary.

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Aja Kong

Aja Kong is a professional wrestler. Aja was born in 1970 as Erika Shishido.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Erika

Erika Alexander
Erika Gonzalez
Erika Linder
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Erika Jayne
Erika Monroe Williams
Erika Ranee Cosby
Erika Tham
Erika Florida
Erika Path

Alternative Meanings

E is for enjoy, your life can be fun!

R is for rely, everyone's trustworthy friend.

I is for instill, the lesson of life.

K is for keepsake, you treasure your memories.

A is for accomplished, in all that you do.

Your name in reverse order is "Akire". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Aiker". 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 Erika born Nov 17, 1967

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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 USA South-West approximately on 1775. Your profession was leader, major, and captain.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. Your main task - to make the world more beautiful. Physical and spiritual deserts are just waiting for your touch. Keep smiling!

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