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 Books: 1 character
Eric Northman   2001   The Southern Vampire Mysteries  
Fictional Characters from Television: 14 characters
Eric "Hoss" Cartwright   1959   Bonanza  
Eric Brady   1965   Days of Our Lives  
Bobby Brady (a.k.a. Eric)   1969; 1990   The Brady Bunch; The Bradys  
Eric Forrester   1987   The Bold and the Beautiful  
Rick Forrester (a.k.a. Eric)   1987   The Bold and the Beautiful  
Eric Camden   1996   7th Heaven  
Eric Cartman   1997   South Park  
Eric Forman   1998   That '70s Show  
Eric Weiss   2001   Alias  
Eric Delko   2002   CSI: Miami  
Eric Foreman   2004   House  
John Winchester (a.k.a. Eric)   2005   Supernatural  
Eric Northman   2008   True Blood  
Eric Matthews   1993; 2014   Boy Meets World; Girl Meets World  
Grammy Award Winners: 1 song of the year/album of the year/record of the year
(song of the year/album of the year/record of the year) Eric Clapton   1993; 1997   Tears in Heaven; Unplugged; Change the World  
Hall-of-Famers: 1 football, 1 ice hockey
(football) Eric Dickerson   1999  
(ice hockey) Eric Lindros   2016  
Irish Presidents and Prime Ministers: 1 prime minister
(prime minister) Leo Varadkar (a.k.a. Eric)   2017-2020  
Most Valuable Players: 1 winner
Eric Lindros   1995   ice hockey  
New Zealand Prime Ministers: 1 prime minister
Norman Kirk (a.k.a. Eric)   1972-1974  
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: 15 actors, 1 actor/comedian, 1 comedian
Eric Morecambe   1926-1984  
Arte Johnson (a.k.a. Eric)   1929-2019  
Eric Idle   1943-  
Kaplan Kaye (a.k.a. Eric)   1949-  
Eric Bogosian   1953-  
Eric Roberts   1956-  
Eric Stoltz   1961-  
Eric McCormack   1963-  
Eric Schweig   1967-  
Eric Bana   1968-  
Eric Mabius   1971-  
Eric Dane   1972-  
Eric Millegan   1974-  
Eric Szmanda   1975-  
Eric Winter   1976-  
Eric Balfour   1977-  
Eric Christian Olsen   1977-  
Notable Athletes: 6 soccer, 2 football, 2 rugby, 1 cricket, 1 darts, 1 ice hockey
(soccer) Eric Caldow   1934-2019  
(soccer) Eric Holah   1937-  
(darts) Eric Bristow   1957-2018  
(football) Eric Dickerson   1960-  
(soccer) Eric Viscaal   1968-  
(ice hockey) Eric Lindros   1973-  
(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, 1 musician/singer, 1 singer
Erik Satie (a.k.a. Éric)   1866-1925     
Eric Clapton   1945-   rock  
Jello Biafra (a.k.a. Eric)   1958-     
Eric "Eazy-E" Wright   1964-1995   hip hop  
Notable Politicians and Statespeople: 1 politician
Eric Wiebes   1963-  
Notable Writers: 2 authors, 1 poet/author
Eric Knight   1897-1943  
George Orwell (a.k.a. Eric)   1903-1950  
Eric Gansworth   1965-  
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 - freestyle; javelin throw  
(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/gold) Randy Barnes (a.k.a. Eric)   1988; 1996   shot put  
(silver) Eric Namesnik   1992; 1996   swimming - 400 m medley  
(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  
Swiss Presidents: 1 president
Didier Burkhalter (a.k.a. Eric)   2014  
Title Characters: 1 book
(book) Eric   1990   Eric