Name: Erik

Origin and Meaning of the Name Erik

  • Meaning:
    Eternal ruler
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  • Meaning:
    Honorable ruler
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  • Pronunciation:
    (EH rik)
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  • Used in:
    Czech, Danish, English, German, Hungarian, Norwegian, Slovak and Swedish speaking countries
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    Erik is a popular name, a cognate of the Old Norse name that gave Eric. However, there are some who believe the name comes to the Old Norse via the Germanic ehre (honor) and the Proto-Germanic rik (king), hence "honorable king". This was the name of twelve kings of Denmark, Sweden and Norway. Is is also sometimes used by English-speaking parents as an alternative spelling to Eric.

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