Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. EH-rik(Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Czech, German, Dutch)
EH-reek(Finnish, Slovak, Slovene, Hungarian)

Meaning & History

Scandinavian form of Eric. This was the name of kings of Sweden, Denmark and Norway. King Erik IX of Sweden (12th century) is the patron saint of that country.

Related Names

VariantsEric, Jerk, Jerker(Swedish) Eirik(Norwegian) Jerrik(Danish) Eerik, Eerikki, Eero, Erkki(Finnish) Eerik, Eero, Erkki(Estonian) Erich, Eric(German) Aric, Eric, Erick(English)
Feminine FormsErica, Erika(Swedish) Erika(Norwegian) Erika(Danish) Eerika, Erika(Finnish) Erika(Estonian) Erika(Czech) Erika(Slovak) Erika(Slovene) Erika(Croatian) Erika(Hungarian) Erika(German) Erica, Ericka, Erika, Erykah(English)
Other Languages & CulturesEiríkr(Ancient Scandinavian) Èric(Catalan) Éric(French) Eiríkur(Icelandic) Ēriks(Latvian) Erikas(Lithuanian) Eryk(Polish) Érico(Portuguese) Eric(Spanish)
Surname DescendantsEriksen(Danish) Eerkens, Erckens, Erkens(Dutch) Eriksen(Norwegian) Ericson, Ericsson, Eriksson(Swedish)
User SubmissionsÉrik, Êrik, Erik


People think this name is

classic   mature   formal   upper class   wholesome   strong   refined   strange   simple   serious   nerdy  

Name Days

Czechia: October 26
Denmark: May 18
Estonia: May 18
Hungary: May 18
Norway: May 18
Slovakia: February 2
Sweden: May 18


Entry updated November 20, 2020