Baby Name
See the girl version of this name


Erik Name Meaning and Origin

Erik Name Meaning and Origin

Name Meaning

Ever ruler, Eternal ruler

Name Origin


The name Erik means 'ever ruler' or 'eternal ruler'. It originates from the Scandinavian, German, and Czech languages. It is a popular name with royal connotations, symbolizing power and leadership.

See Your Future Baby Now
Just a few clicks away from the magical moment of meeting your future Baby.

Erik Phonetic Appeal

Name Pronunciation Smoothness:

Erik is easy to pronounce with a clear 'eh-rik' sound. It flows smoothly and is familiar in multiple languages.

Name Melody Rating:

The two-syllable name Erik has a balanced rhythm with equal emphasis on both syllables. It is pleasant to hear and say.

Famous People Named Erik

Find celebrities with this name and see how they shine in their respective fields.

● Erik Karlsson

● Erik Estrada

Erik Name Popularity Insights

U.S. Population

The data is sourced from the Social Security Administration. Since the agency has only released data up to 2022, the rankings for 2023 and 2024 are based on estimates from platform data. We will update the final results once the official data is released.

Potential Negative Connotations of Erik

The name Erik does not typically evoke negative associations. However, some may associate it with famous historical figures or fictional characters with negative traits, such as Erik the Red. Overall, the name is neutral in terms of negative cultural symbols.

Similar Names to Erik

    Baby Names Generator


    Gender-Sorted Baby Names

    • Boy Names
    • Girl Names
    • Unisex Names

    Top baby names

    • Most Popular Baby Names 2024
    • Most Popular Baby Names 2023
    • Most Popular Baby Names 2022
    • Most Popular Baby Names 2021
    • Most Popular Baby Names 2020

    Baby Names A-Z

    Baby Name Origins