Apparently also used in Catalan:
Frollein Gladys  2/25/2021
Apparently also used in Galician:
Frollein Gladys  2/25/2021
Erik Danielsson is the singer of the Swedish black metal band, Watain.
TheGreatCornholio  2/19/2021
The Russian transcription of Erik is: Эрик.
Felie  1/22/2021
This spelling also means plum in Turkish.
Hushpuppy  9/12/2020
Also used in Estonia: [noted -ed]
Frollein Gladys  7/22/2020
Erik Cassel is the co-creator of the game Roblox.
― Anonymous User  6/21/2020
I think this name is actually a cool version of the spelling for "Eric".
It does have a strong and stable appearance that would age well imho. :)
― Anonymous User  3/11/2020
Pronunciation Correction:

EHR-ik (English), EH-rik (Swedish, Norwegian, Czech, German, Dutch), EW-ehg (Danish), EH-reek (Finnish, Slovak, Slovene, Hungarian)
RHAWK3935  12/16/2019
Eric seems more natural.
nylonpanda  11/5/2019
Erik is the name of the Phantom in Phantom of the Opera!
wh0sbad  10/2/2019
Add Usage: Estonian

Pronounced: EH-rik (Czech) [noted -ed]

Form of ERIC used in various languages.
RHAWK3935  7/29/2019
In 2018, 30 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Erik who is registered male with the Social Security Administration. It is the 382nd most common male first name for living U.S. citizens.
― Anonymous User  10/17/2018
Erik Brännström is a Swedish professional ice hockey defenseman. He is currently playing with HV71 of the Swedish Hockey League as a prospect to the Vegas Golden Knights of the National Hockey League. His older brother, Isac Brännström, is also an SHL player, currently with HV71. He was selected 15th overall by the Golden Knights in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, Vegas' third pick of the first round.
cutenose  7/22/2017
It's a popular name in Armenia. Not too popular but still deserves to be mentioned.
― Anonymous User  2/3/2017
Erik Hivju is a Norwegian actor. Hivju has appeared in more than a dozen television series, as well as several films. He is the father of the Norwegian actor Kristofer Hivju.
cutenose  12/14/2016
I prefer this spelling rather than Eric. Also... Phantom of the Opera. :)
ThatOneAuthorGirl  8/20/2016
Hungarian pronunciation: E-rik. [noted -ed]
HerculePoirot  7/18/2016
You listed the Dutch pronunciation for this name as being "I-rik". But according to your pronunciation guide/key, the 'I' in the first part is pronounced the same as the 'i' in English words like "bit" and "kin":

That is wrong, I'm afraid: the first letter of the name Erik is nowhere near an 'i'-sound! It is pronounced more like English 'ay' (in words like "bay" and "clay").

Perhaps take a look at the names Elia and Eva: the Dutch pronunciation that you provided there is correct. The pronunciation of the 'E' in those names is exactly the same as that of the 'E' in Erik. [noted -ed]
Lucille  4/9/2016
Erik, the Phantom of the Opera. :D.
iamauser  3/17/2016
Erik Selvig... Thor, Thor 2, The Avengers...
― Anonymous User  2/24/2016
I prefer Eric, only because that's the classic spelling and I'm a stickler for traditional spellings.
― Anonymous User  1/28/2013
That's the classic spelling where you're from, maybe. But the name is Scandinavian and comes from the name "Eiríkr", which was actually the real name of Eric the Red (Eiríkr inn Rauda).
The Scandinavians brought the name to the UK, so your "traditional spelling" of the name is actually only traditional in the UK and US (English speaking countries).
Not really sure why I would have to explain this to you, though, since the information is right here on this website (, even under your "preferred spelling". Would have kind of expected you to read that part, too.
Erik1987  11/29/2016
I am in love with this name, I like it way better spelled like this with a K than the usual ERIC spelling.
michelle.ramirez  4/25/2012
Also very commonly used in Hungary as a masculine first name. [noted -ed]
Rin_0911  4/8/2012
This is the name of my best friend. In Dutch the pronouncement of the e in Erik is as the ee in deer of like the ea in bear.
Kaat5  2/28/2012
French composer Eric Satie.
― Anonymous User  1/27/2012
I like Eric much better... Erik looks... how can I say this nicely? It looks... disgusting to me. It looks like someone vomited right on the paper where it's written. I don't know why I like Eric so much better. I will say that when I meet someone named Eric or Erik, I think to myself, "I hope to God that it's Eric." And I get pissed and annoyed if it's not.
SamBelden  8/17/2011
Also Croatian. [noted -ed]
enchy  6/6/2011
I prefer Eric.
Joy12  5/23/2011
I don't like this name, I just imagine Erik the Dick.
DidiGiraffe  4/17/2011
Possibly the coolest most masculine name out there. I love how it sounds and how it looks. This name truly molds to people and is a classic one to have. If I were a boy I'd want my name to be Erik.
slapshort58  1/7/2011
Erik is also used quite frequently in the Netherlands (this also goes for the spelling Eric), where it is pronounced as follows: AY-rik. [noted -ed]
Lucille  5/28/2010
Also a masculine name in Croatia.
goricar  1/22/2010
I think Erik looks much nicer than Eric when written down. Overall, a nice name. I like it.
emmiix3  4/4/2009
This was my great grandfather's name. It's really cool, and I think it is too unused in Norway. But in Denmark it is very popular.
EllyKash  10/27/2008
This is my name. I don't particularly like it, but I don't hate it either. It's SO ANNOYING when people spell my name Eric or even Erick. What's next, Eryk, Aric, or Erique? I don't know.
bananarama  7/9/2008
My husbands name is Erik. I really like this name. He does not like when people misspell it by writing it as Eric, Erick or even Aric. Good name, very masculine. Really fits him very well.
melarulz  5/9/2008
It's interesting how sometimes we change the spellings of names depending on what we use them for. If I was to give my child this name, I would spell it Eric, with a C. But if I were using the name for a character in a story, I'd probably spell it Erik or Erick. I actually rather prefer to spell it Erik. It's a pretty cool name.
Pippin  4/15/2008
Erik is my brother's name. I just love it. I've never known another person with his name's spelling. Everyone spells it wrong, just like all my siblings names (including mine).
Kae Kae  10/6/2007
The spelling with a "K", to me, helps the name to retain a stronger Scandinavian association - that is, when one actually sees it written.
Splintered Light  6/3/2007
Erik is the real name of Magneto from X-Men.
Alchemist  3/12/2007
I just adore this name, and not just because I'm a fan. I like this spelt with a k instead of a c. It seems stronger to me.
scarletquillraven  2/14/2007
Someone else who had the name Erik was Erik Destler otherwise known as the Phantom of the Opera. This is not widely known but the information can be found in Susan Kay's 'Phantom'.
xscorpionx06x  12/24/2006
Erik Weisz is Houdini's real name.
dani_08  10/29/2006
Listen to the German pronunciation of Erik here:
_satu_  10/24/2006
Erik is the name of the main-character - Erik Ponti - In Jan Guillou's novelle 'Ondskan' also called 'Evil'.
― Anonymous User  9/3/2006
I like this spelling a lot more than "Eric". "Erick" is okay too, but this spelling is my favorite.
― Anonymous User  7/18/2006
I think this name is very gentleman like, as well as cute. "Erik" is a name I would name one of my future children.
Xx_JaZ_xX  5/20/2006
This spelling of the name is found in the Icelandic Flatey Book. Erik the Red is the father of Lief, Erik's Son. It is spelled as Erik in both the Icelandic text and Danish translations as opposed to the Eric used in the English version.
Thorulf69  1/2/2006
Erik Estrada is an actor known for his role as Frank "Ponch" Poncherello on the T.V. show "Chips." Erik's real name is Henry Enrique Estrada.
breakofday  12/30/2005
This is the real name of the Phantom from the Phantom of the Opera, although his name is not mentioned in Andrew Lloyd-Webber's play or in the movie version of the play. Erik, an intelligent but lonely, miserable man, cast out of society for his terribly deformed face, longs for the affection of the lovely, young soprano, Christine Daaë, whom he has trained. Christine, inevitably, does not return his love, for she is engaged to another.
gaelruadh19  4/29/2005
A prettier spelling of "Eric".
gaelruadh19  4/28/2005

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