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Erica

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Meaning and origin
Erica is a Scandinavian girl name. The meaning of the name is `Honorable Ruler `.


Where is it used?
The name Erica is mainly used in English.

How do they say it elsewhere?
Erik (In Swedish, Danish and in Czech)
Erika (In German, Scandinavian, Hungarian and in Czech)
Erich (In German)
Eero (In Finnish)
Erkki (In Finnish)
Eerikki (In Finnish)
Erykah (In English (Modern))
Erick (In English)
Ericka (In English)
Aric (In English)
Arik (In Other languages)


For the opposite sex use:
In English and in French: Eric (M)


See also
In Other languages: Rika


What Erica`s say about their name
  1. The best thing about the name Erica:
    its so fab i love it i get called urica!
    The worst thing about the name:
    everyone spells it wrong, like its spelled Airwrecka jeez!
    If my name wasn`t Erica....:
    it would be da bae everyday girlfriend!
    Extra information:
    toodles
  2. The best thing about the name Erica:
    It is a sexy name, and it seems most with the name are seductive. Not easily racially identifiable.
    The worst thing about the name:
    People have to ask you about the c,k, or ck. A lot of spanish people swear it is of Mexican orgin. Most Erica's I do not like.
    If my name wasn`t Erica....:
    Bianca
    Extra information:
  3. The best thing about the name Erica:
    The name mean regal and ever powerful.
    The worst thing about the name:
    Nothing
    If my name wasn`t Erica....:
    Eva
    Extra information:
  4. The best thing about the name Erica:
    pretty name
    The worst thing about the name:
    too many people named the same thing
    If my name wasn`t Erica....:
    Pamela
    Extra information:
    means ruler
  5. The best thing about the name Erica:
    Nothing it's awful
    The worst thing about the name:
    too many things to mention
    If my name wasn`t Erica....:
    perhaps something more attractive and feminine.
    Extra information:
    I really dislike it and prefer to be known as Heather.
  6. The best thing about the name Erica:
    it's simple
    The worst thing about the name:
    I get called Erykah Badu a lot
    If my name wasn`t Erica....:
    Nadine
    Extra information:
    nope it's perf
  7. The best thing about the name Erica:
    It has an amazing reputation for meaning smart, intelligent, sexy, fun-loving, big-hearted, generous and its literal meaning is ever powerful. This name aspires to royalty and power.
    The worst thing about the name:
    Too many other girls with the same name, it has become inflated and the value of this name has depreciated. Yes I'm speaking from an economic standpoint.
    If my name wasn`t Erica....:
    I'd probably want to change it to Erica! LOL
    Extra information:
  8. The best thing about the name Erica:
    it rhymes with america so you can change the lyrics of songs that have the word america into erica
    The worst thing about the name:
    people misspell it and they can call your eric
    If my name wasn`t Erica....:
    nayeli or kilye
    Extra information:
  9. The best thing about the name Erica:
    It defines my inner self and strengths
    The worst thing about the name:
    Being Misspelled
    If my name wasn`t Erica....:
    Leilani LeAnne
    Extra information:
    It defines me and my personality and I love my nicknames that come with it.
  10. The best thing about the name Erica:
    It isn't a common name which is unique. It has a strong meaning to it.
    The worst thing about the name:
    I have people call me Air-i-ca.
    If my name wasn`t Erica....:
    Probably Anacely.
    Extra information:
  11. The best thing about the name Erica:
    It is a name for strong, courageous, great female leaders!
    The worst thing about the name:
    No fun/cool nicknames (which can be good though, no dorky nicknames either!)
    If my name wasn`t Erica....:
    Maria
    Extra information:
    I am so proud of my name, i think it carries with it a connotation of beauty and strength (:
  12. The best thing about the name Erica:
    it beautiful and strong
    The worst thing about the name:
    people say it's a stripper's name
    If my name wasn`t Erica....:
    it would have be Malika
    Extra information:
  13. The best thing about the name Erica:
    The meaning and sense of power it gives
    The worst thing about the name:
    When people say it like AIR E KA that bugs me.
    If my name wasn`t Erica....:
    Brittny
    Extra information:
  14. The best thing about the name Erica:
    It has a strong meaning
    The worst thing about the name:
    People spell it wrong
    If my name wasn`t Erica....:
    My name would have been Ariel
    Extra information:
  15. The best thing about the name Erica:
    It means honarable leader
    The worst thing about the name:
    A lot of people misjugde it they say its(airrica and make fun of it like erica from america and did you go rica your phone) .
    If my name wasn`t Erica....:
    I don't know. What it would be maybe a wierd name like hilda
    Extra information:
    I feel good about what it means
  16. The best thing about the name Erica:
    Its a pretty name
    The worst thing about the name:
    Its mispelled, usually with a K.
    If my name wasn`t Erica....:
    it would have been Britney
    Extra information:
    I dont have any nicknames
  17. The best thing about the name Erica:
    It isn't a common name, and is very strong yet pretty. I like that it isn't too adult sounding for a chile, yet as an adult it isn't a childish name.
    The worst thing about the name:
    It is often misspelled. I have had people spell my name Erika, Ericka, Arika, Airika, and all sorts of random ways.
    If my name wasn`t Erica....:
    Ppossibly Jessica or April.
    Extra information:
    My parents purposefully chose a short name so I wouldn't have a nickname.
  18. The best thing about the name Erica:
    It isn't a prissy name.
    The worst thing about the name:
    People misspell it a lot, with a k or sometimes a ck.
    If my name wasn`t Erica....:
    It would be Pandora. I kinda wish it were.
    Extra information:
    It's hard to make a nickname out of.
  19. The best thing about the name Erica:
    its cute,sexy and makes d girl feel powerful.!!!! i luv my name very much :)
    The worst thing about the name:
    its only that indian people dont pronounce it right.
    If my name wasn`t Erica....:
    i donno.i guess jessica.
    Extra information:
    i luv my name very much.nd its spelt as arikaa!!! its so unique. :D
  20. The best thing about the name Erica:
    its such a greaat name wifth a powerful maening behind it
    The worst thing about the name:
    i noe alot of ericas
    If my name wasn`t Erica....:
    i would have a ghetto name
    Extra information:
  21. The best thing about the name Erica:
    People love the name,its a pretty name, and its awsome!
    The worst thing about the name:

    If my name wasn`t Erica....:
    i would be stuck with a bad name
    Extra information:
  22. The best thing about the name Erica:
    cute,powerful,happy name,fun name.
    The worst thing about the name:

    If my name wasn`t Erica....:
    i dont see any other name matching me.
    Extra information:
    love the name
  23. The best thing about the name Erica:
    Erica, people know i'm the only one in my school with it spelt with a C not a K so that pretty much says it all. It's unique. And it's a tough name.
    The worst thing about the name:
    When people spell it wrong..
    If my name wasn`t Erica....:
    It was going to be Lynne. . .
    Extra information:
    Don't give the nae Erica a bad meaning, i take pride in it, and every other Erica out there should.
  24. The best thing about the name Erica:
    Its a beutifull name !!
    The worst thing about the name:
    nothing
    If my name wasn`t Erica....:
    Monique i guess
    Extra information:
    ??
  25. The best thing about the name Erica:
    I love my name,..except when someone says it wrong (Ereeka)
    The worst thing about the name:

    If my name wasn`t Erica....:

    Extra information:
  26. The best thing about the name Erica:
    It's in EROTICA!
    The worst thing about the name:
    None
    If my name wasn`t Erica....:
    I don't know. I never asked.
    Extra information:
    I love the meaning of my name.
  27. The best thing about the name Erica:
    That its strong, short and sweet and it fits me so well.
    The worst thing about the name:
    nada thing
    If my name wasn`t Erica....:
    idk??
    Extra information:
    I love it and hate when people spell it with a K it looks so ugly like that.
  28. The best thing about the name Erica:
    its awesome
    The worst thing about the name:
    its not banjoko
    If my name wasn`t Erica....:
    it wwould of been banjoko
    Extra information:
  29. The best thing about the name Erica:
    It's common enough that it isn't strange...but not nearly as common as say...Jennifer
    The worst thing about the name:
    People pronouncing it with 2 syllables (Er-Ca) instead of 3 syllables (Er-I-Ca. Also, people often spell it with a k instead of a c, even when they know!
    If my name wasn`t Erica....:
    It was supposed to be Shanda...THANK GOD they changed their minds! And if I was a boy, Joshua.
    Extra information:
    I love being an Erica...I wouldn't change it for the world!
  30. The best thing about the name Erica:
    IT HAS A STRONG MEANING FOR A STRONG WOMEN LIKE ME
    The worst thing about the name:
    I WAS NAMED AFTER MY DEADBEAT FATHER HIS NAME WAS ERIC
    If my name wasn`t Erica....:
    IT WOULD HAVE BEEN TAMARA
    Extra information:
    NOPE JUST THAT I LOVE MY NAME BECAUSE IT MEANS HONORABLE RULER OH YES
  31. The best thing about the name Erica:
    It's Mine!!
    The worst thing about the name:
    when people pronounce it erICA
    If my name wasn`t Erica....:
    it would have been Chantal...
    Extra information:
  32. The best thing about the name Erica:
    the best thing about my name is that it's pronounced erica but spelled Airika
    The worst thing about the name:
    People always remember my name, because it's spelled differently they never pronounce it correctly, and everyone has the name erica
    If my name wasn`t Erica....:
    I wouldn't be me
    Extra information:
    Now that I'm older I've learned to love my name especially the spelling
  33. The best thing about the name Erica:
    Love being me..!! =o)
    The worst thing about the name:
    Everyone remembers my name.
    If my name wasn`t Erica....:
    If it was'nt ERICA then it would've been some other spanish name.
    Extra information:
    Erica's are smart, outspoken, good-looking, and popular.. =oP
  34. The best thing about the name Erica:
    Itsz a strong & popular name...
    The worst thing about the name:
    Nothing bad ..
    If my name wasn`t Erica....:
    It wud b hmm.. Idk
    Extra information:
    Erica= very determined to reach her goal..strong..powerful..& sexy
  35. The best thing about the name Erica:
    Its just me
    The worst thing about the name:
    My best friends dad calls me ERICEstrada ??
    If my name wasn`t Erica....:
    It would be Wynonna(i don't even know how to spell that)
    Extra information:
    People call me E. My son says my name with a spanish accent, noone could say it better. :)(hes only 3)mostly calls me mom though
  36. The best thing about the name Erica:
    Its in america
    The worst thing about the name:
    They call me Erykah Badu
    If my name wasn`t Erica....:
    i would've had a ghetto name
    Extra information:
    my grandaddy's from jamaica he calls me Edica
  37. The best thing about the name Erica:
    that I am me...
    The worst thing about the name:
    That people always ask how to spell it... even though it is common...
    If my name wasn`t Erica....:
    I wouldn't be named after a family memeber...
    Extra information:
  38. The best thing about the name Erica:
    Simple, short, but strong
    The worst thing about the name:
    People mispronouncing it as Ear-rica
    If my name wasn`t Erica....:
    No, I don't think so
    Extra information:
    Erica represents a strong, and caring person,that is bound for success and destined for greatness.


More `Erica` links
Erica as abbreviation
Actors named Erica
Erica in the encyclopedia





Statistics for Erica

Erica appears in 2007`s top-1000 name list at rank 255. The name reached the top-100 10 times. 1980 was a `top year` for the name Erica. (Based on 128 years of name history) In that year it ranked #34. The last time Erica appeared among the most common names was in 1950. Our records go back to 1880

YearRankRank
2007255
2006222
2005204
2004183
2003159
2002144
2001129
2000102
1999106
199893
199784
199679
199569
199457
199349
199244
199140
199036
198034
1970129
1960665
1950810
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See also the US top 1000 names 2007

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Aarica
My name is just the same. Just spelled different.
Erica
My name's erica!! the name's okay.
Erica
A powerful name for strong willed and powerful women!
Yesenia
me gusta este nombre porque es el nombre de me hija
Erica
I like it, but many people tease me and call me Eric
erica emmanuel
i luv my name coz is unique n d best name eva......i tnk my parents 4 naming me ERICA!!


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