Erich Name Meaning & Origin

Erich

Pronunciation: EH-rik (key)

Origin of the name Erik:

Popular name derived from the Old Norse Eirìkr (eternal ruler), a compounding of the elements ei (ever, always) and ríkr (ruler, king). However, there are some who believe the name comes to the Old Norse via the Germanic ehre (honor) and the Proto-Germanic rīk (king): hence, “honorable king.” Var: Aric, Arick, Arrick, Erich.

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Cheri and Erich are anagrams of each other; they contain the same letters.

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German form of Eric.
Pronounced: E-rikh

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Erich Segal, author of the novel "Love Story", published in 1970. It helped propel the already popular name "Jennifer" to #1!
Erich Maria Remarque, German author.
Erich von Stroheim, Austrian-American actor
Erich Kästner, German author
Erich Honecker, German communist politician, head of East Germany until the fall of the Berlin Wall

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