Given Name ERIK

GENDER: Masculine
PRONOUNCED: E-rik (Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German), E-reek (Finnish, Slovene, Hungarian), AY-rik (Dutch), ER-ik (English)  [details]

Meaning & History

Scandinavian form of ERIC. This was the name of kings of Sweden, Denmark and Norway. King Erik IX of Sweden (12th century) is the patron saint of that country.
VARIANTS: Eric, Jerk, Jerker (Swedish), Eirik (Norwegian), Jerrik (Danish), Eerik, Eerikki, Eero, Erkki (Finnish), Erich, Eric (German), Aric, Eric, Erick (English)
FEMININE FORMS: Erica, Erika (Swedish), Erika (Norwegian), Erika (Danish), Eerika, Erika (Finnish), Erika (Czech), Erika (Slovene), Erika (Croatian), Erika (Hungarian), Erika (German), Erica, Ericka, Erika, Erykah (English)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Eiríkr (Ancient Scandinavian), Èric (Catalan), Éric (French), Eiríkur (Icelandic), Erikas (Lithuanian), Eryk (Polish), Érico (Portuguese), Eric (Spanish)


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Entry updated July 2, 2017