Namesakes

Danish Kings and Queens: 7 kings
King Erik I Evergood   1095-1103  
King Erik II the Memorable   1134-1137  
King Erik III the Lamb   1137-1146  
King Erik IV Ploughpenny   1241-1250  
King Erik V Klipping   1259-1286  
King Erik VI Menved   1286-1319  
King Erik VII of Pomerania   1412-1439  
Danish Prime Ministers: 2 prime ministers
Erik Scavenius   1942-1943  
Erik Eriksen   1950-1953  
Fictional Characters from Books: 1 character
Erik   1909   The Phantom of the Opera  
Fictional Characters from Plays and Musicals: 1 character
Erik   1986   The Phantom of the Opera  
Nobel Prize Winners: 1 literature
(literature) Erik Axel Karlfeldt   1931  
Norwegian Kings and Queens: 3 kings, 1 regent
King Eirik I Bloodaxe (a.k.a. Erik)   930-934  
Regent Eirik Håkonsson (a.k.a. Erik)   1000-1012  
King Eirik II (a.k.a. Erik)   1280-1299  
King Eirik III of Pomerania (a.k.a. Erik)   1389-1442  
Notable Actors and Actresses: 2 actors, 1 magician
Harry Houdini (a.k.a. Erik)   1874-1926  
Erik Estrada   1949-  
Erik Per Sullivan   1991-  
Notable Athletes: 3 soccer
(soccer) Erik Paartalu   1986-  
(soccer) Erik Johansson   1988-  
(soccer) Erik Durm   1992-  
Notable Explorers and Adventurers: 2 explorers
Erik the Red   950-1003  
Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld   1832-1901  
Notable Musicians: 1 composer
Erik Satie   1866-1925     
Notable Philosophers and Thinkers: 1 psychologist
Erik Erikson   1902-1994  
Olympic Medalists: 11 bronze, 10 silver, 2 gold, 2 silver/bronze, 1 gold/silver, 1 silver/gold
(bronze) Erik Bergvall   1908   water polo  
(silver/bronze) Erik Bergqvist   1912; 1920   water polo  
(bronze) Erik Almlöf   1912; 1920   triple jump  
(gold/silver) Erik Adlerz   1912; 1920   diving - plain high; diving - platform  
(bronze) Erik Andersson   1920   water polo  
(bronze) Erik Abrahamsson   1920   long jump  
(silver) Erik Byléhn   1924; 1928   4x400 m relay; 800 m  
(silver) Erik Wilén   1924   400 m hurdles  
(gold) Erik Lundqvist   1928   javelin throw  
(silver) Erik Svensson   1932   triple jump  
(silver) Erik Elmsäter   1948   3000 m steeplechase  
(bronze) Lars-Erik Wolfbrandt   1948   4x400 m relay  
(silver/bronze) Åke Lassas (a.k.a. Erik)   1951; 1954   ice hockey  
(bronze) Erik Fish   1972   swimming - 4x100 m medley relay  
(bronze) Per Lunqvist (a.k.a. Erik)   1980   ice hockey  
(bronze) Pelle Eklund (a.k.a. Erik)   1984   ice hockey  
(bronze) Erik Lindh   1988   table tennis  
(bronze) Erik Hochstein   1988   swimming - 4x200 m freestyle relay  
(silver) Erik Dekker   1992   cycling - road  
(gold) Poul-Erik Høyer Larsen   1996   badminton singles  
(silver/gold) Erik Vendt   2000; 2004; 2008   swimming - 400 m medley; swimming - 4x200 m freestyle relay  
(silver) Klaas-Erik Zwering   2004   swimming - 4x100 m freestyle relay  
(silver) Erik Kynard   2012   high jump  
(bronze) Viktor Kjäll (a.k.a. Erik)   2014   curling  
(silver) Erik Lesser   2014   biathlon  
(silver) Jhonas Enroth (a.k.a. Erik)   2014   ice hockey  
(silver) Erik Karlsson   2014   ice hockey  
Saints: 1 saint
Saint Eric IX of Sweden (a.k.a. Erik)   ?-1160  
Swedish Kings and Queens: 9 kings
King Erik the Victorious   c. 970-c. 995  
King Erik VII   1066-1067  
King Erik VIII the Pagan   1066-1067  
King Erik IX the Holy   1156-1160  
King Erik X   1208-1216  
King Erik XI   1222-1229; 1234-1250  
King Erik XII   1357-1359  
King Erik XIII of Pomerania   1396-1439  
King Erik XIV   1560-1568  
Swedish Prime Ministers: 1 prime minister
Erik Gustaf Boström   1891-1900; 1902-1905