Name of the day: May 23, 2021.
Crystal_Fox  5/23/2021
Also Gascon, Provençal and Languedocian: --- Source: Institut d'Estudis Occitans
Frollein Gladys  3/10/2021
Unexciting name.
― Anonymous User  3/3/2021
I’ve been studying An Inspector Calls in my English classes, and of course I’ve been hearing this name a lot more. Now I don’t like the character much, but I’ve gotten used to this name after hearing it more often and like it more than I used to. Might consider it as a middle name, but it is also a nice first name.
fluffly  2/21/2021
Eric Whitney, better known by his stage name "Ghostemane", is an underground American rapper.
TheGreatCornholio  2/19/2021
I think it’s very nice and handsome.
ciara23  2/11/2021
When you think of someone called Eric, you think of a nerd.
Amy.B  1/27/2021
When I was 12, I created an online character called Eric and the name really suited him, he wore glasses and was blonde and had blue eyes.
Inxpect  12/6/2020
I like this name. It’s mature, simple and not too common.
― Anonymous User  11/28/2020
Eric Needles from the TV show Sidekick.
― Anonymous User  11/27/2020
Eric Cartman from the adult TV series "South Park" who is an overweight child that is extremely rude to others.
Gaminguy567  11/13/2020
I love this name, my friend has this name, it's a really cute name.
LunarWharf  9/8/2020
Oh my god oh my god. I hate this name so much, it makes me want to scratch my ears out when I hear it.
hysteri4  8/8/2020
Also used in Romania:
Frollein Gladys  7/31/2020
Famous bearers of that name are African-American man named "Eric Garner" who was killed by NYPD officers in Staten Island of New York USA on Thursday 17 July 2014 & Madison Police Department officer named "Eric Parker" who slammed Indian national named "Sureshbhai Patel" to the ground in Madison of Alabama USA on Friday 6 February 2015!
― Anonymous User  7/28/2020
This is my dads name. I think it’s nice, and it had good meaning, and history. It’s a very good name. If you’re thinking about naming your kid Eric, I say go for it!
― Anonymous User  5/23/2020
Name of the Day: May 23rd 2020
saturnbrat  5/23/2020
When I was a kid, I hated girly stuff, so I didn't play with dolls. I play with legos with my sister, using the lego figures as dolls, building custom adventures and lands for them to live in. We both had a figure that was "us", but way cooler. Kinda like a DnD player who just plays a cooler version of themselves. My sister had hers named after her, and I was a girl with a ("rare") crossbow. Mine was a boy. Mostly looked like a lego me, but male. His name was Eric. He was strong and smart and confident, everything I wanted to be. Later I discovered I was Trans (big shocker, right?) and my name is Eric. Yeah, I like this name.
― Anonymous User  4/23/2020
Kenneth Eric Church, goes by Eric Church; a country music singer/songwriter.
Hawk  4/17/2020
This is one of the hottest names for guys.
― Anonymous User  3/15/2020
Absolutely beautiful name. My grandfather and father were/are called Eric and my sister Erica, so if I have kids I want to name one of them Eric/Erica to keep the tradition growing.
― Anonymous User  1/23/2020
This is my name. I’m 58.
Growing up was easy. I loved the name and my interest in it was wild. I am so happy to be an Eric, and I am so glad to be so loved by everyone, considering it’s simple and sweet. It’s also quite attractive, somehow. I also expected it to be WAY more common. I have enjoyed my ride throughout my whole life, and I wouldn’t trade my name for anything else.
― Anonymous User  11/24/2019
Best spelling.
nylonpanda  10/17/2019
The modern name ERYX is said to be the original historic spelling of ERIC / ERIK. Opinions please.
JoanneC  8/3/2019
Add Usage: Danish, Norwegian, French, Finnish, Catalonian

Pronounced: EHR-ik (English), EH-rik (Swedish, German), EW-ehg (Danish), EH-REEK (French), EH-reek (Finnish), eh-REEK (Spanish)
RHAWK3935  7/29/2019
Eric is the name of the Huntsman in the films Snow White and the Huntsman and the Huntsman: Winter’s War. Portrayed by Chris Hemsworth.
Sweetlittlebumblebee  6/11/2019
Eric Saade is a Palestinian-Swedish singer who represented his country in 2011 Eurovision with the song "Popular". He qualified for the semi final and cracked the Top 10. He also hosted the 2016 Eurovision, acting as the "green room" host.
thezenithofnadir  4/22/2019
I've always liked this name even though names with a k on the end sound hard to me. I guess maybe it's a like with slight reservation.
bevfromchitown  12/29/2018
This can be a good nickname for the names Emmerich, Frederick, and Maverick.
― Anonymous User  12/11/2018
The name Eric makes me think of the colour blue and dark grey, the ocean and the storm.

I prefer the form Erik but its vibe is the same.

It is a strong and wild name linked with nature in my mind.
Felie  12/8/2018
Eric is also used in Italy.
In 2016 it was #200 of the most popular masculine names used for newborns. That year new baby Erics were 101.
Felie  11/11/2018
In 2018, 40 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Eric who is registered male with the Social Security Administration. It is the 43rd most common male first name for living U.S. citizens.
― Anonymous User  10/16/2018
I've always liked this name. I don't think it's as common as people make it out to be, at least not nowadays.
Luvbug86  9/18/2018
An okay name, but just kind of boring and definitely overused. I don't like the spelling with a K on the end, it should end in a C. The best thing I can say about it is that it is a very strong and masculine name. I HATE the female version though- Erica/Erika just sounds so ugly and not very feminine.
― Anonymous User  9/5/2018
I find Eric Trump to be an idiot as much as his father because he kills endangered animals for sport and considers democrats to not be people. But I still like this name, preferably Erik.
― Anonymous User  5/13/2018
I've always disliked this name but now I have to like it because of Eric Trump...
Prime Meridian  4/20/2018
My name is Eric and I was named after my grampa. I enjoy that my name is unique and awesome. What is this kingship crap, I'm just a guy that is no king by all means.
PokeSpoke  4/5/2018
Eric Marshall is a teacher in Kilmeny of the Orchard. He falls in love with Kilmeny, a mute girl and eventually marries her.
Kitandkat  3/24/2018
Three theories of origin:
1. [mentioned here] from "ever" + "ruler"
2. From "honor" + "ruler"
3. [unlikely] from "sole" + "ruler"

The first and the third would be from Old Norse. Apparently, only the second one can be reconstructed in Proto-Germanic, therefore after my deduction the German form 'Erich' can only come from the second theory because 'Erich' went through the High German consonant shift.

sennomo  1/15/2018
As having the name "Eric" since 1968, I've grown to like it, and like the meaning of my name: "Honorable King". So, thus, I want to keep up that name to be always honorable, even though, now I am not a King! It also has a meaning of Powerful, Ruler. I like Power, what other Eric's, don't?
ericrk  10/20/2017
Jello Biafra of Dead Kennedys fame's real name is this.
thezenithofnadir  9/14/2017
To all of those concerned with the truth of the three true spelling of Eric, there is a universal hierarchy known to us. Eric is clearly the dominant spelling and the only proper spelling of this magnificent name. Erik can constitute an acceptable person however they amount to at best a low "C" on the human scale. In comparison to Erick however, an Erik can appear as a model citizen. Erick could be considered a mole person.. that's it. Eric wins.
Smansfeldt08  8/1/2017
Eric is such an ugly name. I always picture a geek when I hear this name. It also has a weird sound to it.
― Anonymous User  7/13/2017
Eric Yamamoto, the Korematsu Professor of Law and Social Justice at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa William S. Richardson School of Law, is an internationally recognized expert on issues of racial justice, including racial reconciliation and redress. Flowing from the landmark Korematsu v. United States case, he is known for his work as a member of Fred Korematsu's legal team.
cutenose  7/10/2017
Eric Ken Shinseki is a retired United States Army general who served as the seventh United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs. His final U.S. Army post was as the 34th Chief of Staff of the Army. Shinseki is a veteran of two tours of combat in the Vietnam War, in which he was awarded three Bronze Stars for valor and two Purple Hearts. He was the first Asian-American four-star general, and the first Asian-American Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
lilolaf  6/29/2017
This has always been my favorite male name and when I used to contemplate having human children I always said I'd name my son, if I had one, Eric. I know the one with the k-ending spelling is more popular but I highly dislike it. But what really is an eyesore to me is the ck-ending spelling. That's atrocious and unnecessary. Eric with a c looks so classy, gentlemanly, strong, and what a courageous boy or young man would suit bearing accordingly. Now that I've decided I won't be having kids, I'll either name one of my cats in the future Eric or a character in one of my stories will be an Eric.
QueenNeferTamy  3/30/2017
It is I! An Eric! I like the name a lot myself, especially with a C in the spelling. I make it a point of mine to surpass every Eric I meet, and I'm doing well so far. There are a bunch of Erics at my school now, but I've been here for longer than all of them. Only one of them is older than me, but I believe I've surpassed him, too, which is good. Now, the hard part will be surpassing the likes of Eric Carle, Eric Clapton, and Eric the Red.
Overall, I really like the name, but I wouldn't use it for my kid since I'm not a narcissistic asshole. I would do it if it made him The Third, but he would be Jr., not the Third. And being called by your number makes you sound like a king.
Entity  3/4/2017
Eric = So strong & forthright. Clean & Tailored. Crisp & clean. "My Eric" I have known since we were 7 yrs old. I really liked his name then, and I still do 40 odd years later. Eric is very masculine sounding, sexy and just a sharp individual. When I am talking with females about "my Eric" it's interesting that to describe my adoration, respect, absolute & unconditional & very profound love for him, I address him as my King - and I his Queen (of course). #1 with me.
CootyCatR  2/17/2017
Eric is my father's name. He doesn't think too much of his name, but I think it's nice.
DundiculutNicholas  1/6/2017
Eric is a common name.
Ericsomers453  4/7/2016
I keep wanting to name characters Eric or Sam. Which is funny, because my cousin's name is Eric and my aunt's name is Sam... but I guess that's because they work on anyone. Erik, Erick or Erich are spellings of others I've met. Never met someone named Aric.
thenamer007  12/24/2015
I love this name, it sounds so elegant for a child and a grown man. I have a feeling Eric will return to the top 100 in a few years from now.
― Anonymous User  12/21/2015
I have a family member named Eric but it is spelled Eryk. This name is common, just not how it's spelled.
mmkrocks  11/1/2015
Eric is the protagonist of the movie The Rover (2014), portrayed by Guy Pearce.
callofgaming  7/21/2015
So much better than the spelling Erik!
lilpimpteller  5/23/2015
Simon Cowell's first and only son was born on Valentine's Day - his name is Eric.
― Anonymous User  4/25/2015
I prefer the spelling Erik.
hkols  11/3/2014
Eric Eagle (also known as Ichinose Kazuya) is a character in Inazuma Eleven.
― Anonymous User  10/3/2014
Eric Cannata is the guitarist for Young the Giant. Personally, I love this name :)
Oohvintage  8/9/2013
George Orwell's real name was Eric Arthur Blair.
― Anonymous User  5/26/2012
Eric Saade - Swedish pop singer.
― Anonymous User  5/20/2012
Eriks is the Latvian form of Eric. It's my grandfather's name. He was born in Latvia, and mostly goes by Eric nowadays.
― Anonymous User  10/31/2011
Eric is a strong name for a male. I really like the way it looks and sounds. I've been fortunate to know only good people with this name. I would probably hate it otherwise.
GibsonGirl  9/7/2011
Eric is also used in Portugal (and not so much the "Érico" version).
― Anonymous User  8/21/2011
My son's middle name is Ayrik. It was a name I'd heard (At least in pronunciation) in the movie "Willow". I assumed that it may have used as a derivation of Eric.
Tannalas  8/21/2011
I've gotten used to this name. After reading Charlaine Harris Sookie Stackhouse series aka True Blood, I've fell in love with it. It's a very strong name and I do believe in the future one of my sons will be named this!
― Anonymous User  3/14/2011
This is my brother's name. My mother originally wanted to spell it Erik, but that was uncommon when he was born (the 1970s). Also, he was born very sickly and she didn't want him to stand out for being sick and having a strangely spelt name, so she took the traditional route. Then he got better. Haha.

But Eric is neither a jock nor is he Asian. He's a computer master who speaks to technology using his Jedi mind powers. That's what I think, anyway.
Book_Reader22  2/9/2011
A famous bearer of this name is American actor Eric Mabius (b. April 21, 1971), well known for starring in the sitcom Ugly Betty as Daniel Meade and was also a fairly main character in Resident Evil and Cruel Intentions. :-)
walesgal92  1/29/2011
My uncle's name is Eric and I've always though it was a short but strong name.
Chrila96  11/28/2010
All of the Erics I have ever known have been Asian, so I can't really picture this name on any non-Asian people.
IYV  7/30/2010
Eric is also used quite frequently in the Netherlands (this also goes for the spelling Erik), where it is pronounced as follows: AY-rik.
Lucille  5/28/2010
I love Eric Johnson! XD He is the guy who did Tones, Ah via musicom, Venus Isle, and Bloom (there are others too).
Writing Queen  4/3/2010
Eric Satie was a French composer of such famous piano pieces like "Gymnopedie' and 'Gnossiene'. His style has influenced even some rock musicians like David Bowie.
Anton  3/13/2010
Eric is a character in the show True Blood. He was a Viking before becoming a vampire.
mymymetrocard  1/26/2010
A famous bearer is American actor Eric Millegan (born August 25, 1974), best known for his role as Zack Addy in the TV series "Bones". He's also known for his work in musical theatre throughout the United States.
AndrewJKD  12/19/2009
Eric Stuart is the lead singer in his own band, ESB. He is also a voice actor for anime shows. He voiced Brock and James for seasons 1-8 in Pokemon and Seto Kaiba in Yugioh! Duel Monsters.
― Anonymous User  11/23/2009
For some reason, the name Eric has always made me think of a prince. (: Weird, maybe, but I love this name! :DD
― Anonymous User  6/8/2009
I prefer Erik.
― Anonymous User  6/2/2009
See, I know this is a VERY common name. I myself think it is very manly. Plus, it's really simple and short. I'm glad it's not a long drag of letters or something along that. I think it's an excellent name to name your baby. For the weirdos who don't like the name, I think it's best not to flame on it!
X_XemogurlX_X  5/5/2009
I like the name itself but I can only see babies to early 40 being named this, I just can't see a grandfather with the name of Eric sorry.
eilonwyrose  4/5/2009
Eric Delko is a character on CSI: Miami, played by the adorably hot actor Adam Rodriguez.
britto08  3/17/2009
Eric David Harris was a high school senior who committed the Columbine High School massacre along with Dylan Klebold. They killed 13 people and injured 24 others. Both Harris, 18 years old, and Klebold, 17, committed suicide after the killings.
Dogmaster  10/8/2008
Whenever I hear the name Eric, I think of Prince Eric from The Little Mermaid. It's a short, sensible name. I prefer the name "Eadric," the name of a prince in 'The Tales of the Frog Princess' by E. D. Baker.
― Anonymous User  8/10/2008
Eric means "kingly", so I think this name really is connected to the word "king".
Evelyn---  8/1/2008
Eric Idle (1943-), from Monty Python.
LauraKate  6/8/2008
The name itself is okay, but almost all Erics I've heard or read about have been nasty people somehow, which is why I have grown to dislike the name.
slight night shiver  4/22/2008
There's a Monty Python skit called "Eric the Half-Bee". It's about a guy trying to get a "fish liscence" for his pet "'allibut" Eric (which he pronounced "Eddic"). Eric is also the pet bee in the skit (a half-bee, he had an accident). Apparently the guy in that skit names all his pets Eric.
Pippin  4/15/2008
I just love this name. It seems very manly, but simple. If I ever have children, I will definitely consider it.
BornOnRoshHashanah  3/31/2008
My dad's name is Eric John and I love the usage of two such classic names. Sounds to me like a knight in medieval times. Reminiscent of chivalry and all that jazz. Of course, I could just be biased.
leanerdnellalennelle  2/11/2008
Another famous bearer is the blues guitarist Eric Clapton.
nameologist  12/26/2007
My friend plans on naming her son Eric Killian. I am not a big fan of Killian, but it doesn't sound bad with Eric. Eric is a good name, in my opinion.
sharonrenee  9/1/2007
Eric Forman from That 70's Show.
gracielou16  7/13/2007
A very good name, very cute.
My associations.
-Eric Foreman (one of the main characters of "That '70s Show")
-Prince Eric (in the Little Mermaid)
-Erik, the real name of the Phantom of the Opera.
emc  7/8/2007
(Singer/Actor) Ricky/Rick Nelson's real name was Eric.
Jassie  5/7/2007
Eric is a very cute name but one of the most annoying boys in my class is called Eric. I can not recall a Eric I've actually liked. I think it would be this disturbing fact that'd keep me from naming my child Eric.
― Anonymous User  3/26/2007
I have always really liked the name Eric. It's simple and nice. My cousin is named Eric, so I don't know if I'll ever end up using it, but it's a great name.
― Anonymous User  3/23/2007
Eric is a character in The Southern Vampire Series, written by Charlaine Harris.
― Anonymous User  2/6/2007
Eric Birling (fictional) from the play An Inspector Calls put me off this name. But he's also the handsome prince Ariel falls in love with in Disney's 1989 The Little Mermaid.
― Anonymous User  2/2/2007
Listen to the German pronunciation of Eric here:
_satu_  10/24/2006
Eric Szmanda - he is known as Greg Sanders from "CSI".
Maggie_Simpson  8/6/2006
This name can also (or more likely) find its origin in the Germanic/Norse word 'Ehre' which translates in English to 'Honor.' Combined with the Germanic/Norse word for king, 'Rik' (the origin of the subsequent German word 'Reich), 'Eric' means 'Honorable King.' This is a more probable origin/meaning, as the Germanic word for 'Ever' is not 'Ei, ' but 'Immer.'
searat  7/3/2006
Famous bearer is Eric Bana, an Australian actor.
― Anonymous User  3/25/2006
Eric is the name of the prince in The Little Mermaid.
― Anonymous User  3/19/2006
In the Phantom of the Opera, (only in the book), the phantom's name is Eric, although they never mention this in the movie or the musical.
beautyofwords9  3/19/2006
I think Eric is a very good name for a jock.
― Anonymous User  3/6/2006
Eric Peter Kaiser is an actor in the movie Miracle.
― Anonymous User  3/6/2006
Eric Carle is a fantastic artist and writer of such children's books as "The Very Hungry Caterpillar".
― Anonymous User  1/5/2006
Eric Cartman is a character on South Park.
― Anonymous User  12/22/2005
My buddy has this name so I think it's a cute name.
butiflbrown eyes  10/24/2005

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