Erica Name Meaning & Origin

Erica

Pronunciation: EH-ri-kə (key)

Origin of the name Erica:

Feminine form of Eric, the English cognate of the Old Norse Eirikr (honorable ruler).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Ericka, Erika

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Nicknames for Erica

Eureka, Bajerica, Erka, Irk, America, Irka, Eeka, Eri, Enrique, Erica Berika is what my mom calls me sometimes for fun, Erry, Ricki, Echo, Eka (pr. eck-uh) Rica, Ricka
Merica, Edica, Smercky, Ercky, Ercules (like Hercules without the H), Erica Bearica Lynn Bin Dot (you're so cute... no I'm not!)
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Meanings and history of the name Erica

From the German, meaning "honorable ruler". Also from the Scandinavian, meaning "ever-powerful", and from the Teutonic, meaning "powerful, regal, flower".

Ever powerful & regal.

Also, a variety of the heather plant.

Famous real-life people named Erica

Erica Durance, Canadian actress known for playing Lois Lane in the TV series "Smallville"
Erykah Badu, musician

Erica in song, story & screen

"Erica With the Windy Yellow Hair," song
"Erica" is a name listed in Lou Bega's "Mambo No. 5" song
"Erica, why, why, why?", song from Dominica, West Indies
Erica Kane from the soap opera "All My Children"
"Being Erica," Canadian TV series
Erica Reyes, from MTV's Teen Wolf, played by Gage Golightly
Erica was the name given to Monica and Chandler's baby girl after the birth-mother. It's at the very end of the TV Series "Friends".
Erica Sinclair is a character in the Netflix show "Stranger Things"

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