Names.org

Tip: Try the names of friends, pets, celebrities, and fictional characters

First Name
230k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
103
in the U.S.
in 2010

Erica

Girls
Boys
First
Last
Similar Names
873k Eric (Scandinavian)
151k Erik (Scandinavian)
123k Erika (Scandinavian)
68k Erick (German)
<100 Erix (American)

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

Click Here to Show Chart Data
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

Fun Facts about the name Erica

  • How many people with the first name Erica have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 230,291 babies born with the first name Erica in the United States. That's more than enough people named Erica to occupy the territory of Mayotte (France) with an estimated population of 217,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Erica? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1909 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Erica first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Erica is Wednesday, May 6th, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Erica born? The highest recorded use of the first name Erica was in 1986 with a total of 9,972 babies. That's a lot of babies named Erica!
  • Random Erica Factoid: According to the 1994 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Erica ranks 84th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Idaho. Imagine that, 20 babies in Idaho have the same name as you in 1994.
  • Weird things about the name Erica: Your name in reverse order is Acire. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Airce. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Erica? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 103 people with the last name Erica.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Erica? Erica is one of the most unique last names recorded.
Answer a few simple questions to help us improve the information we display about names on the site.

Where is the name Erica popular?

View popular names by state or region.

Popularity of Erica as a first name

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Erica as a first name in each of the states. See other popular names in District of Columbia, Delaware, or New Mexico.

Popularity of Erica as a last name

The map shows the absolute popularity of the name Erica as a last name in each of the states. See other popular names in Michigan.

Common last names for Erica

  • Williams
  • Johnson
  • Jones
  • Garcia
  • Davis
  • Taylor
  • Jackson

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Erica U.S.
  White 46.60% 64.26%
  African American 16.50% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 11.65% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 16.50% 16.26%

Of Last Name Erica

People with the last name Erica are most frequently White, African American, Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, or Hispanic or Latino

Entire United States

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.

English

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.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun E*ri"ca
A genus of shrubby plants, including the heaths, many of them producing beautiful flowers.

Etymology: NL., fr. L. erice heath, Gr. �

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Any plant of the genus Erica

Feminine form of Eric, ultimately from Old Norse. The name has also been associated with the flower genus.

  1. A female given name.

Erica was also found in the following language(s): Translingual, German, and Swedish

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.

Popularity:

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.

Popularity:

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.

Popularity:

Erica Blasberg

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

Popularity:

Erica Yong

Erica was born in 1969.

Popularity:

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

What does the name Erica mean?

Eis for exotic, no lack of spirit here!

Ris for righteous, you know when you're right.

Iis for impartial, a great arbiter

Cis for captive, your web of charm.

Ais for aptitudes, your special capabilities shine

Name poster for Erica

Name poster for Erica(click to save the high quality version)

Most Popular Names

Also see our other name lists.

Names Searched Right Now

<100 robiel
219k suzanne
<100 tarshika
<100 genile
<100 remzy
156 calea
<100 guwap
544k evelyn
<100 duzuma
<100 aelita
<100 anuel
2.0m christopher
987k karen
1k sakura
3k sampson
23k matt
<100 emyrus
<100 robiya
227k alexandra
4k mel