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Erika

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124k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Erika

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

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Spelling variant of Erica, the feminine form of Eric, or borrowed directly from modern Scandinavia, ultimately from Old Norse Eiríkr.

  1. A female given name.

Erika was also found in the following language(s): Czech, Danish, Estonian, Faroese, Finnish, German, Hungarian, Norwegian, Slovak, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Erika

Erika Jayne is a singer-songwriter, dancer, and television personality. She has had major accomplishments since 2007. Erika was given the name Erika N. Chahoy on July 10th, 1971 in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. Erika is also known as Erika Girardi.

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Erika Kaar is an actress. She has been prominent since 2014. Erika was given the name Erika Karkuszewska .

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Erika Eleniak is an actress. Her career lasted from 1982 to 1982. Erika was born on September 29th, 1969 in Glendale, California, U.S.

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Her ongoing career started in 1997. Erika was given the name Erika Jane Christensen on August 19th, 1982 in Seattle, Washington, U.S.

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E. L. James is a romance novel, erotica, and fan fiction novelist. E. was given the name Erika Mitchell on March 7th, 1963 in London, England.

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Erika Alexander is an actor and actress. She has had major accomplishments since 1983. Erika was given the name Erika Rose Alexander on November 19th, 1969 in Winslow, Arizona.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Erika

Érika is a soccer player for the Paris Saint-Germain Féminines, Clube Atlético Juventus, Santos FC (women), FC Gold Pride, Foz Cataratas Futebol Clube, Associação Desportiva Centro Olímpico, Brazil women's national under-20 football team, and Brazil women's national football team. Érika was born on February 4th, 1988 in São Paulo. Érika is also known as Erika.

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Princess Erika is a ragga, rhythm, and blues singer, songwriter, and singing. Her ongoing career started in 1982. Princess was given the name Erika Dobong'na on April 5th, 1964 in Paris. Princess is also known as Dobong'na and Erika.

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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 68 68 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 304 304 0
1964 356 356 0
1965 419 419 0
1966 491 491 0
1967 813 813 0
1968 956 956 0
1969 1,360 1,352 8
1970 1,948 1,942 6
1971 2,207 2,198 9
1972 2,191 2,183 8
1973 2,161 2,155 6
1974 2,279 2,265 14
1975 2,274 2,256 18
1976 2,349 2,340 9
1977 2,834 2,824 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 3,424 3,399 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 3,518 3,502 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 4,355 4,339 16 #80 girl name
1993 4,030 4,011 19 #85 girl name
1994 3,594 3,583 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 1,279 1,279 0
2008 1,016 1,016 0
2009 861 861 0
2010 725 725 0
2011 546 546 0
2012 557 557 0
2013 458 458 0
2014 417 417 0
2015 388 388 0
2016 381 381 0

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Popularity of Erika as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Erika

  • How Popular is the name Erika? Erika is the 558th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Erika have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 123,875 babies born with the first name Erika in the United States. That's more than enough people named Erika to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Erika? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1908 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Erika first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Erika is Monday, September 2nd, 1872.
  • What year had the most people named Erika born? The highest recorded use of the first name Erika was in 1990 with a total of 4,566 babies. That's a lot of babies named Erika!
  • Random Erika Factoid: According to the 1988 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Erika ranks 73rd in popularity as a baby girl's name in Texas. Imagine that, 362 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 1988.
  • Weird things about the name Erika: Your name in reverse order is Akire. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aikre. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
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