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: 2 characters
Eric Thursley   1990   Eric  
Eric Northman   2001   The Southern Vampire Mysteries  
Fictional Characters from Television: 15 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   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 Taylor   2006   Friday Night Lights  
Eric Northman   2008   True Blood  
Eric Matthews   1993; 2014   Boy Meets World; Girl Meets World  
Grammy Award Winners: 1 song of the year/record of the year/album of the year
(song of the year/record of the year/album 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; 2022-2024  
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 Entertainers: 17 actors, 1 comedian
Eric Morecambe   1926-1984  
Arte Johnson (a.k.a. Eric)   1929-2019  
Eric Idle   1943-  
Eric Bogosian   1953-  
Eric Roberts   1956-  
Eric Stoltz   1961-  
Eric McCormack   1963-  
Eric Schweig   1967-  
Jamie Foxx (a.k.a. Eric)   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-  
Eric Johnson   1979-  
Notable Athletes: 6 soccer, 1 cricket, 1 darts, 1 ice hockey, 1 rugby, 1 skating
(soccer) Eric Caldow   1934-2019  
(darts) Eric Bristow   1957-2018  
(skating) Eric Heiden   1958-  
(soccer) Eric Cantona   1966-  
(soccer) Eric Viscaal   1968-  
(ice hockey) Eric Lindros   1973-  
(rugby) Richard Wigglesworth (a.k.a. Eric)   1983-  
(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 Businesspeople: 1 businessperson
Eric Schmidt   1955-  
Notable Explorers and Adventurers: 1 explorer
Erik the Red (a.k.a. Eric)   950-1003  
Notable Filmmakers: 1 director
Éric Rohmer   1920-2010  
Notable Musicians: 4 singers, 2 musicians, 1 composer
Erik Satie (a.k.a. Éric)   1866-1925  
Ricky Nelson (a.k.a. Eric)   1940-1985  
Gérard Lenormand (a.k.a. Éric)   1945-  
Eric Clapton   1945-  
Eric Carmen   1949-2024  
Jello Biafra (a.k.a. Eric)   1958-  
Eric "Eazy-E" Wright   1964-1995  
Notable Politicians and Statespeople: 1 politician
Eric Wiebes   1963-  
Notable Writers: 2 authors
Eric Knight   1897-1943  
George Orwell (a.k.a. Eric)   1903-1950  
Olympic Medalists: 8 gold, 4 bronze, 2 silver, 1 bronze/gold, 1 silver/bronze, 1 silver/gold
(gold) Eric Robinson   1900   water polo  
(gold) Charles Forsyth (a.k.a. Eric)   1908   water polo  
(gold) Eric Lemming   1908; 1912   javelin throw - freestyle; javelin throw  
(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  
(gold) Eric Heiden   1980   speed skating  
(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  
Oscar Award Winners: 1 actor
(actor) Jamie Foxx (a.k.a. Eric)   2005   Ray  
Rock and Roll Hall-of-Famers: 6 musicians
Ricky Nelson (a.k.a. Eric)   1987     
Garth Hudson (a.k.a. Eric)   1994   The Band  
Eric Burdon   1994   The Animals  
Eric Clapton   1992; 1993; 2000   The Yardbirds; Cream;   
Eric Haydock   2010   The Hollies  
Eric "Eazy-E" Wright   2016   N.W.A  
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