Erika Name Meaning & Origin

Erika

Pronunciation: EH-ri-kə (key)

Origin of the name Erika:

Feminine form of Erik, which is 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 ehrei (honor) and the Proto-Germanic rīk (king): hence, "honorable king."

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Erica, Ericka

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Nicknames for Erika

Eri (air-y), Erki, Rikki, Eurk, Eurka,Eureka

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Famous real-life people named Erika

Erika Christensen, actress
Erika Eleniak, actress
Erika Harold, Miss America 2003

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Mambo Number 5 By Lou Bega
Erika, the "pauper" in the Barbie movie "The Princess and Pauper"
Erika, the lady love of Tosho Daimos of the popular Japanese anime television series "Daimos"
Erika, Celadon Gym Leader in Pokemon.
Erika Vogel was the human name given the the character Liechtenstein from Hetalia: Axis Powers.

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