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Erik

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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

Fun Facts about the name Erik

  • How many people with the first name Erik have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 150,551 babies born with the first name Erik in the United States. That's more than enough people named Erik to occupy the country of Cura with an estimated population of 149,679 (as of March 26, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Erik? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1911 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Erik first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Erik is Thursday, April 15th, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Erik born? The highest recorded use of the first name Erik was in 1980 with a total of 4,909 babies. That's a lot of babies named Erik!
  • Random Erik Factoid: According to the 1989 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Erik ranks 100th in popularity as a baby boy's name in New Mexico. Imagine that, 25 babies in New Mexico have the same name as you in 1989.
  • Weird things about the name Erik: Your name in reverse order is Kire. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Erki. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Erik? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 121 people with the last name Erik.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Erik? Erik is one of the most unique last names recorded.
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Popularity of Erik as a last name

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Common last names for Erik

  • Johnson
  • Anderson
  • Erikson
  • Peterson
  • Olson
  • Larson
  • Hansen
  • Nielsen
  • Nelson
  • Erickson
  • Christensen
  • Eriksson
  • Andersen
  • Pedersen
  • Johanson

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Erik U.S.
  White 62.81% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 23.97% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 8.26% 16.26%

Of Last Name Erik

People with the last name Erik are most frequently White or American Indian and Alaska Native

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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.

A spelling variant of Eric, or directly borrowed from the modern Scandinavian Erik.

  1. A male given name.

Erik was also found in the following language(s): Czech, Danish, Estonian, Finnish, German, Norwegian, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, and Turkish

Notable Persons With the Name Erik

Harry Houdini

Harry Houdini was an illusionist, magician, escapologist, stunt performer, actor, historian, film producer, pilot, debunker, and magic (illusion). His career lasted from 1891 to 1926. Harry was given the name Erik Weisz on March 24th, 1874 in Budapest. He died on October 31st, 1926.

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Erik Prince

Erik Prince is a notable person. Erik was given the name Erik Dean Prince by his parent Edgar Prince on June 6th, 1969 in Holland, Michigan, U.S.

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Erik Homburger Erikson

Erik Homburger Erikson was a scientist in the field of developmental psychology. Erik was given the name Erik Salomonsen on June 15th, 1902 in Frankfurt. He breathed his last breath on May 12th, 1994.

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Erik Satie

Erik Satie was a pianist and composer. Erik was given the name Éric Alfred Leslie Satie on May 17th, 1866 in Honfleur, France. He left this life on July 1st, 1925.

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Everlast

Everlast is a hip hop music, rock music, and blues musician. He plays Rapping, Guitar, and Vocals. He has had major accomplishments since 1989. Everlast was given the name Erik Francis Schrody on August 18th, 1969. Everlast is also known as Whitey Ford.

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Erik Per Sullivan

Erik Per Sullivan is an actor. His career lasted from 1998 to 2010. Erik was born Erik Per Sullivan on July 12th, 1991 in Worcester, Massachusetts, U.S.

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  • Erik Estrada
    (actor)
  • Érik Lamela
    (soccer player)
  • Eriq La Salle
    (actor/director)
  • Erik Spoelstra
    (basketball player)
  • Erik
    (maestro)
  • Erik von Detten
    (actor)
  • Erik Karlsson
    (hockey player)
  • Érik Morales
    (boxer)
  • Erik S. Kristensen
    (famous person)
  • Erik King
    (actor)
  • Erik Wahl
    (speaker)
  • Erik Selvig
    (famous individual)
  • Erik Sviatchenko
    (soccer player)
  • Erik Durm
    (soccer player)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Erik

Erik

Erik is a maestro, impresario, architect, magic (illusion), ventriloquism, and general contractor. Erik is also known as The Phantom of the Opera, Opera Ghost, The Angel of Music, the Red Death, The Trapdoor Lover, The Man's Voice, Le Mort Vivant, and The Mask.

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Prince Erik

Prince Erik was royalty. He holds the title Duke of Västmanland. Prince was born as the child of Gustaf V of Sweden and Victoria of Baden on April 20th, 1889 in Stockholm Palace. He died on September 20th, 1918.

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Carl Erik

Carl Erik is a noteworthy somebody.

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What does the name Erik mean?

Eis for eternal, your spirit will live.

Ris for resourceful, in any challenge that comes your way

Iis for intuitive, others should trust your instincts

Kis for keen, your sense of honesty.

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