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Erika

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Meaning and origin
Erika is a German girl name. The meaning of the name is `Ever Powerful Ruler`.


Where is it used?
The name Erika is mainly used in German, Scandinavian, Hungarian and in Czech.

How do they say it elsewhere?
Eric (In English and in French)
Erykah (In English (Modern))
Ericka (In English)
Erica (In English)


If it's too long people might use
In Other languages: Rika


Extra information:
Alternative meanings ( ) Also Scandinavian, Czechoslovakian and Hungarian

What Erika`s say about their name
  1. The best thing about the name Erika:
    it is a pretty name :)
    The worst thing about the name:
    eric boyfriend daw
    If my name wasn`t Erika....:
    yes erika may
    Extra information:
    none
  2. The best thing about the name Erika:
    It's beautiful name
    The worst thing about the name:
    In my country my name is spelled correct. So, my name don't have bad things.
    If my name wasn`t Erika....:
    I would be Toma
    Extra information:
  3. The best thing about the name Erika:
    How its short and unique to spell and it so goes with my personality !
    The worst thing about the name:
    How people always have trouble spelling my name .
    If my name wasn`t Erika....:
    Amber
    Extra information:
  4. The best thing about the name Erika:
    People start conversations with me over the spelling of my name
    The worst thing about the name:
    When people called me Erik when I was younger I don't mind now
    If my name wasn`t Erika....:
    Shauna
    Extra information:
    Can't get key rings with my name
  5. The best thing about the name Erika:
    its beautiful (:
    The worst thing about the name:
    they spell it wrong -.-
    If my name wasn`t Erika....:
    jasmine
    Extra information:
    nothing
  6. The best thing about the name Erika:
    It is a beutiful name for a girl
    The worst thing about the name:
    People will always ask you E.R.I. (C or K). A
    If my name wasn`t Erika....:
    It would have been Brittany
    Extra information:
    No
  7. The best thing about the name Erika:
    Its awesome!!!
    The worst thing about the name:
    Everyone spells it wrong wirh a c or ck I hate it!!!
    If my name wasn`t Erika....:
    Eryka
    Extra information:
    Nope
  8. The best thing about the name Erika:
    Its awesome!!!
    The worst thing about the name:
    Everyone spells it wrong wirh a c or ck I hate it!!!
    If my name wasn`t Erika....:
    Eryka
    Extra information:
    Nope
  9. The best thing about the name Erika:
    It's a great name
    The worst thing about the name:
    They spell it with a c or ck
    If my name wasn`t Erika....:
    It would be Allyson
    Extra information:
    If you have a kid name it ERIKA!!!!!!
  10. The best thing about the name Erika:
    Its great name to use.
    The worst thing about the name:
    People spell it wrong.
    If my name wasn`t Erika....:
    It'd be dena.
    Extra information:
    Nothing ;)
  11. The best thing about the name Erika:
    It's a pretty name, but also strong
    The worst thing about the name:
    People spell it with a c
    If my name wasn`t Erika....:
    Keira
    Extra information:
    my boyfriend's name is Eric. ;)
  12. The best thing about the name Erika:
    I chose this name for my beautiful girl.. She looked like an Erika...
    The worst thing about the name:
    Nothing!
    If my name wasn`t Erika....:
    Her middle name's Marie!!
    Extra information:
    no
  13. The best thing about the name Erika:
    the best thing about the name is easy to write it and simple to remeber.
    The worst thing about the name:
    the worst thing is that some people dont spell it right
    If my name wasn`t Erika....:
    it would be jessica
    Extra information:
    that the girls named erika you guys rock in all the trems
  14. The best thing about the name Erika:
    Nothing
    The worst thing about the name:
    Everything
    If my name wasn`t Erika....:
    Something more attractive and feminine
    Extra information:
    It's just a very unattractive not particularly feminine name
  15. The best thing about the name Erika:
    it's just plain awesome
    The worst thing about the name:
    if people spell it with a C or CK
    If my name wasn`t Erika....:
    it would be Erza
    Extra information:
    if you are looking for a girls name chose ERIKA!!!!!
  16. The best thing about the name Erika:
    It is a fun name to say
    The worst thing about the name:
    Nothing
    If my name wasn`t Erika....:
    It would be Erica
    Extra information:
  17. The best thing about the name Erika:
    its awsome just cuz
    The worst thing about the name:
    when they spell it with c or ck
    If my name wasn`t Erika....:
    it would be clara
    Extra information:
    idk ;-)
  18. The best thing about the name Erika:
    i dont know
    The worst thing about the name:
    when people spell it wrong
    If my name wasn`t Erika....:
    i dont know
    Extra information:
    i like my name
  19. The best thing about the name Erika:
    i dont know
    The worst thing about the name:
    when people spell it wrong
    If my name wasn`t Erika....:
    i dont know
    Extra information:
    i like my name
  20. The best thing about the name Erika:
    It's beautiful, what else can i say.
    The worst thing about the name:
    when they spell it with both c&k
    If my name wasn`t Erika....:
    Karina, so my Mother said...
    Extra information:
    just to be funny my Mom calls me KiKa. But only she can do it. :)
  21. The best thing about the name Erika:
    i was named after my moms boyfriend eric before they got married he died in a car crash but now my mom has a reminder of the love of her life & i'm honered to have that name
    The worst thing about the name:
    poeple spell it with ck c it so ugh!!!!!
    If my name wasn`t Erika....:
    i'd still be ok
    Extra information:
    lol
  22. The best thing about the name Erika:
    It might seem really common at first but then you realize that it's quite unique once you meet other people. Not a lot of people name their daughters Erika.
    The worst thing about the name:
    When people never spell my name correctly.
    If my name wasn`t Erika....:
    my name would be Fransisco Florentino Enrico. =))))
    Extra information:
    I'm glad I'm born female. :))
  23. The best thing about the name Erika:
    it's beautiful and sounds so sweet..
    The worst thing about the name:
    it's too short
    If my name wasn`t Erika....:
    ma.mirasol or ma.cristina
    Extra information:
  24. The best thing about the name Erika:
    My Dad name is Erik..
    The worst thing about the name:
    People spell it n pronounce it wrong Ahhhhhh
    If my name wasn`t Erika....:
    Sharon
    Extra information:
    Iam gd ..I love my name anywaythe meaning is powerful its ment to be.
  25. The best thing about the name Erika:
    nothing.
    The worst thing about the name:
    its boring & everyone spells it wrong
    If my name wasn`t Erika....:
    dakota sioux
    Extra information:
    i am a rulerrrr(;
  26. The best thing about the name Erika:
    its agerman name i love being german
    The worst thing about the name:
    people always use a c and speeel my name like that
    If my name wasn`t Erika....:
    i would be alexis
    Extra information:
    im german but i live in canada im second generations Canadian so im German- Canadian
  27. The best thing about the name Erika:
    It's unique without being outragious.
    The worst thing about the name:
    When people spell it wrong 'c'.
    If my name wasn`t Erika....:
    Can't imagine my name being anything different its like god speaks to parents when your born and gives you the name that means you.
    Extra information:
  28. The best thing about the name Erika:
    all erika are beautiful and gorgeous!
    The worst thing about the name:
    nothing..
    If my name wasn`t Erika....:
    hmn,alexandra
    Extra information:
    a german wanted to adopt me wheni was a baby. i guess maybe because of my name.. hahah
  29. The best thing about the name Erika:
    that everyone wants to be like you...lol
    The worst thing about the name:
    is like being an un paid celebrity...
    If my name wasn`t Erika....:
    it would probably be Heather
    Extra information:
  30. The best thing about the name Erika:
    The spelling
    The worst thing about the name:
    People spelling it with ck or c and I hate that.
    If my name wasn`t Erika....:
    I can't say
    Extra information:
    I just love my name. Erika Muah !!!!
  31. The best thing about the name Erika:
    nome de flor, existe uma flor de varias cores que significa ÉRICA
    The worst thing about the name:
    NÃO EXISTE
    If my name wasn`t Erika....:
    ÉRICA
    Extra information:
    SOU FELIZ, SOU ÉRICA
  32. The best thing about the name Erika:
    Its really a gorgeous name.
    The worst thing about the name:
    about the K and C
    If my name wasn`t Erika....:
    i don't know
    Extra information:
    i really love my name thanks to my parents who give this name for me, and almost all my friends love my name and they said that its a really pretty name :)
  33. The best thing about the name Erika:
    peoople love it and i love my name
    The worst thing about the name:
    people ask me if its erika or erica but watever
    If my name wasn`t Erika....:
    idk?
    Extra information:
    I love my name because it fits me so well and its pretty just like meee! Erikaaaaa! ;)
  34. The best thing about the name Erika:
    people love it
    The worst thing about the name:
    people ask if its erika or erica
    If my name wasn`t Erika....:
    idk
    Extra information:
  35. The best thing about the name Erika:
    it is very beautiful name
    The worst thing about the name:
    common name
    If my name wasn`t Erika....:
    i dont know
    Extra information:
    i love my name because they said that erika is a beatiful name
  36. The best thing about the name Erika:
    in my country ..very few people will use it..hence..it quite famous when everybody talking about the same erika..
    The worst thing about the name:
    c and k
    If my name wasn`t Erika....:
    i have this name when i'm 10, many years i can't find any others name beside this..
    Extra information:
    i like a guy start with r..i think erica easily attracted by r guys..
  37. The best thing about the name Erika:
    IT'S SHORT, HUMBLE AND SWEET! PLUS ITS THE SAME NAME AS ERIKA KANE AS ON THE STORIES AND SHE WAS DROP DEAD STUNNING. TO ME IT MEANS PRINCESS OR MAJESTY!!!
    The worst thing about the name:
    wHEN PEOPLE TRY TO MAKE A NICKNAME AND CALL ME E!! LIKE EWW WHAT??
    If my name wasn`t Erika....:
    mY MOTHER WOULD HAVE NAME ME COURTNEY OR AFTER A CAR.
    Extra information:
  38. The best thing about the name Erika:
    its unique and can have different speelings with the same pronunciation. its sounds so sweet faminine and gives a positive character
    The worst thing about the name:

    If my name wasn`t Erika....:
    l wouldnt be this beautiful and blessed
    Extra information:
  39. The best thing about the name Erika:
    it is so cool and looks good on paper
    The worst thing about the name:
    no nicknames
    If my name wasn`t Erika....:
    .........
    Extra information:
    it is unique and is better spelt with a K
  40. The best thing about the name Erika:
    That its spelled with a k
    The worst thing about the name:
    That I'm mexican, and every other mexican is named Erica or maria
    If my name wasn`t Erika....:
    I would like the name lana or some uncommon
    Extra information:
  41. The best thing about the name Erika:
    I'm named after my dad (Eric) and my name is unique and cute! I love that my name has a k rather than a c or ck.
    The worst thing about the name:
    My grandmother has known me since birth and she still spells my name ericka or ericca. She'll spell it correctly one day lol... I love her
    If my name wasn`t Erika....:
    It would be Mikaella. I'm glad my mom picked Erika instead.
    Extra information:
    Erika looks so pretty on paper and it's short and sweet! Also it means ever powerful ruler! Talk about an ego trip...lol
  42. The best thing about the name Erika:
    everything
    The worst thing about the name:
    nothing
    If my name wasn`t Erika....:
    world chaos
    Extra information:
    I AM GOD!
  43. The best thing about the name Erika:
    its very unique & it means forever (:
    The worst thing about the name:
    most people spell it with a ' C ' or some spell it with a ' CK ' & i always have to correct people.
    If my name wasn`t Erika....:
    i would feel incomplete cause i absolutely love my name !
    Extra information:
    im energeticly outgoing, loudly outspoken, indescribably special (:
  44. The best thing about the name Erika:
    Its awesome! i love my name :]
    The worst thing about the name:
    no nicknames. and ppl spell it with a C like wtf
    If my name wasn`t Erika....:
    my rainbow wouldnt be complete
    Extra information:
    hence! lol im super talkative, hyper and outgoing :] i think erika is just right kas all i hear in class is erika! erika! blah :D
  45. The best thing about the name Erika:
    Its unique because of the K and it very pretty name on paper and pronounced.
    The worst thing about the name:
    People often spell it with a C and I have to constantly remind them its a K!
    If my name wasn`t Erika....:
    I would want to be named Erika lol
    Extra information:
    I love my name because it fits me so well and its pretty just like meee! Erikaaaaa! =)
  46. The best thing about the name Erika:
    It's not too common and it's a pretty, pretty name.
    The worst thing about the name:
    I wouldn't mind having a name a bit less common, a little more unique.
    If my name wasn`t Erika....:
    I'd be named Kira. That's what my name was supposed to be but then my parents changed it just before the christening.
    Extra information:
    I really love my name anyways.
  47. The best thing about the name Erika:
    it's sexy and not common(:
    The worst thing about the name:
    no nickenames to it):
    If my name wasn`t Erika....:
    it would feel awkward im so use to this name
    Extra information:
    erika loves a boy with the letter r(: bahaha. i love the name erika!
  48. The best thing about the name Erika:
    is that it rhymes with america
    The worst thing about the name:
    someone might call me eric
    If my name wasn`t Erika....:
    i wouldn't be me jkjkjk it'd prob be michele
    Extra information:
    i am part german so its all good :)
  49. The best thing about the name Erika:
    It sounds nice and sophisticated.
    The worst thing about the name:
    When people don't spell it correctly.
    If my name wasn`t Erika....:
    I would feel akward and strange.
    Extra information:
    Im thankful for my name eventough im not german...I feel real happy to have dis lovely name.
  50. The best thing about the name Erika:
    its not overly used or common and is easy to pronounce in both languages i speak, english and french
    The worst thing about the name:
    its not about it being back to be called Erika, its the spelling. I absolutely love it with a k because its more unique but im CONstantly correcting people thats its not spelled with a c.
    If my name wasn`t Erika....:
    i probably wouldnt be me! names affect every aspect of your life.
    Extra information:
    im glad my parents chose the name erika for me and that they changed the spelling from a c to a k when i was 3 days old because it makes it a little bit more unique and looks prettier on paper. the fact that im always correcting people on how to spell it is annoying, but i love it anyways!
  51. The best thing about the name Erika:
    It's not common
    The worst thing about the name:
    Noone spells it right.... No-ONE
    If my name wasn`t Erika....:
    hmm.... i wouldnt have a unique name
    Extra information:
  52. The best thing about the name Erika:
    It is not a common name
    The worst thing about the name:
    No good nicknames and always having to spell it - everyone writes it with a c.
    If my name wasn`t Erika....:
    no
    Extra information:
    It is amazing that such a short name is 3 syllables!
  53. The best thing about the name Erika:
    It is German and different.
    The worst thing about the name:
    You can never find the customized pen's with the 'k' in America.
    If my name wasn`t Erika....:
    I wouldn't be seen as so German.
    Extra information:
    Erika is a unique and wonderful name.


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Erika in the encyclopedia





Statistics for Erika

Erika appears in 2007`s top-1000 name list at rank 264. The name reached the top-100 6 times. 1990 was a `top year` for the name Erika. (Based on 128 years of name history) In that year it ranked #74. The last time Erika appeared among the most common names was in 1960. Our records go back to 1880

YearRankRank
2007264
2006238
2005215
2004192
2003178
2002166
2001147
2000123
1999137
1998124
1997111
1996106
1995102
199490
199385
199280
199184
199074
198087
1970171
1960769
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See also the US top 1000 names 2007

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Erika
i am very proud of being a german woman.. although it is so hard trying to find my name spelled the way mine is here in the usa.
Erika
It's amazing, the names parents give us..whether we grow into it or it somehow comes together to ones mind at a child's birth..This name suites me very much, and I very much have German/Scandinavian origens..red hair and all. Even the personality, it's just a gift! I couldn't be any other name.
Erika
My name is Erika and I am very German. I am so happy that my parents decided to use the 'k' because it makes me different than all the other Erica's I know. I also think that the 'k' gives the name a nicer flow. It also looks very European.
Erika
I love my name...also da spelling I hate when people write my name with a 'c' da name feels so cheap...but when u spell it with a 'k' it feels and looks so original.

although i'm not germian my name in erika and i'm spanish
Erika
I love my name, i am part German with blond hair and blue eyes. My mother moved to the states as a teenager and wanted my name to reflect where my family came from.
Ur a jew
UR A JEW
Erika
I love my name :)
Erica
l love the name Erica because it means beautiful its more feminine and forever. am so proud of my parents who chose that name for me
Eric
I THOUGHT MY NAME WAS sPANISH DECENT. I THINK IT'S BEAUTIFULL AND IT'S A NAME FOR A PURE PRINCESS.
Erica
im so lucky to have this name i love my name erica, thanks for my parents who chose this name for me.
Erika
i love my name because its beautiful!! it is rally unique because of how its spelled:)
Erika
I am an african american women and I love my name it is such a beautiful name.
ERIKA
I AM SO GRAETFUL THAT MY NAME IS erika BECUASE I AM A GREAT AND POWERFUL RULER...
Erika
Im surprised that my name is from northern europe, because its quite common here in Mexico :)
Erika
well, didn't really like my name until I read some of the comments :) (and also the meaning of it), I'm Mexican and had no idea that the origin of my name was German, cool! :). What I don't like about my name is that it's too plain, people just call you Erika because there is no short way to say it compared to other names like Isabella, which sometimes people shorten it to Isa, bella. But oh well, I guess Erika is not that bad :)
Erika
My name is Erika and its AWESOME just like me!!!!!!
Erika Bjaastad
My full name is completely norse.. I love that. 4th generation from Norway!
Erika
love my name its both used in Japan and America!!
Erica
I really hate having this name and much prefer to be known as Heather, which is the meaning of the name. I was named after my father(Eric), who never loved me. Apart from that the name just has a horrible sound to it.
nayumi
tha name is Erika is very common now adays.
erika
i think that my name is orginade to german so that means im from german
erika
I like my name :D I would never change it or the spelling of it.
erika
i luv my nem
Erika
Im not german, but im proud of my name.
Erika
My mom named me Erika because she thinks it is a beautiful and pretty. And how about a shout out to all of the Erika's out there!!
Erika
I love my name!!!
Bright uzoegbu
My future wife must too Erika. I love Erika
Bright uzoegbu
My future wife must beer the name Erika. I love Erika
Erica
I like my name because I have so many nicknames that come with it and I was named after my dad's middle name


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