Namesakes

Danish Kings and Queens: 7 kings
King Erik I Evergood (a.k.a. Eric)   1095-1103  
King Erik II the Memorable (a.k.a. Eric)   1134-1137  
King Erik III the Lamb (a.k.a. Eric)   1137-1146  
King Erik IV Ploughpenny (a.k.a. Eric)   1241-1250  
King Erik V Klipping (a.k.a. Eric)   1259-1286  
King Erik VI Menved (a.k.a. Eric)   1286-1319  
King Erik VII of Pomerania (a.k.a. Eric)   1412-1439  
Emmy Award Winners: 1 actor
(actor) Eric McCormack   2001   Will & Grace  
Fictional Characters from Television: 2 characters
Eric Brady   1965   Days of Our Lives  
Eric Cartman   1997   South Park  
Hall-of-Famers: 1 football
(football) Eric Dickerson   1999  
Nobel Prize Winners: 2 medicine, 1 chemistry, 1 economics
(medicine) Eric F. Wieschaus   1995  
(medicine) Eric Kandel   2000  
(economics) Eric Maskin   2007  
(chemistry) Eric Betzig   2014  
Norwegian Kings and Queens: 3 kings, 1 regent
King Eirik I Bloodaxe (a.k.a. Eric)   930-934  
Regent Eirik Håkonsson (a.k.a. Eric)   1000-1012  
King Eirik II (a.k.a. Eric)   1280-1299  
King Eirik III of Pomerania (a.k.a. Eric)   1389-1442  
Notable Actors and Actresses: 12 actors, 1 actor/comedian
Arte Johnson (a.k.a. Eric)   1929-  
Eric Idle   1943-  
Kaplan Kaye (a.k.a. Eric)   1949-  
Eric Bogosian   1953-  
Eric Roberts   1956-  
Eric Stoltz   1961-  
Eric McCormack   1963-  
Eric Bana   1968-  
Eric Mabius   1971-  
Eric Dane   1972-  
Eric Winter   1976-  
Eric Balfour   1977-  
Eric Christian Olsen   1977-  
Notable Athletes: 4 soccer, 2 football, 2 rugby, 1 cricket, 1 darts
(darts) Eric Bristow   1957-2018  
(football) Eric Dickerson   1960-  
(soccer) Eric Viscaal   1968-  
(rugby) Richard Wigglesworth (a.k.a. Eric)   1983-  
(rugby) Eric Fry   1987-  
(football) Taiwan Jones (a.k.a. Eric)   1988-  
(soccer) Maxim Choupo-Moting (a.k.a. Eric)   1989-  
(cricket) Beuran Hendricks (a.k.a. Eric)   1990-  
(soccer) Éric Tié Bi   1990-  
(soccer) Eric Dier   1994-  
Notable Explorers and Adventurers: 1 explorer
Erik the Red (a.k.a. Eric)   950-1003  
Notable Musicians: 1 composer, 1 musician
Erik Satie (a.k.a. Éric)   1866-1925     
Eric Clapton   1945-   rock  
Notable Writers: 1 author
George Orwell (a.k.a. Eric)   1903-1950  
Olympic Medalists: 7 gold, 4 bronze, 2 silver, 1 bronze/gold, 1 silver/bronze, 1 silver/gold
(gold) Eric Robinson   1900   water polo  
(gold) Eric Lemming   1908; 1912   javelin throw; javelin throw - freestyle  
(gold) Charles Forsyth (a.k.a. Eric)   1908   water polo  
(silver/bronze) Eric Backman   1920   3000 m team; 5000 m; cross country individual; cross country team  
(bronze/gold) Eric Liddell   1924   200 m; 400 m  
(bronze) Brian Eric Phelps   1960   diving - platform  
(bronze) Jan Johnson (a.k.a. Eric)   1972   pole vault  
(bronze) Eric Lindroth   1972   water polo  
(silver) Eric Swinkels   1976   shooting  
(bronze) Pelle Lindbergh (a.k.a. Eric)   1980   ice hockey  
(silver) Eric Namesnik   1992; 1996   swimming - 400 m medley  
(silver/gold) Randy Barnes (a.k.a. Eric)   1988; 1996   shot put  
(gold) Eric Murray   2012   rowing  
(gold) Eric Shanteau   2012   swimming  
(gold) Eric Johannesen   2012   rowing  
(gold) E. J. Harnden (a.k.a. Eric)   2014   curling  
Saints: 1 saint
Saint Eric IX of Sweden   ?-1160  
Swedish Kings and Queens: 9 kings
King Erik the Victorious (a.k.a. Eric)   c. 970-c. 995  
King Erik VII (a.k.a. Eric)   1066-1067  
King Erik VIII the Pagan (a.k.a. Eric)   1066-1067  
King Erik IX the Holy (a.k.a. Eric)   1156-1160  
King Erik X (a.k.a. Eric)   1208-1216  
King Erik XI (a.k.a. Eric)   1222-1229; 1234-1250  
King Erik XII (a.k.a. Eric)   1357-1359  
King Erik XIII of Pomerania (a.k.a. Eric)   1396-1439  
King Erik XIV (a.k.a. Eric)   1560-1568  
Title Characters: 1 book
(book) Eric   1990   Eric