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 Television: 2 characters
Eric Brady   1965   Days of Our Lives  
Eric Cartman   1997   South Park  
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  
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
Arte Johnson (a.k.a. Eric)   1929-  
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 singer, 1 singer/musician
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 Writers: 1 author, 1 poet/author
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; javelin throw - freestyle  
(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  
Other Leaders: 1 prime minister
Prime Minister Leo Varadkar (a.k.a. Eric)   2017-   Ireland  
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  
Title Characters: 1 book
(book) Eric   1990   Eric