Meaning : Eternal ruler, Of Old Norse origin and derived from 'Eirìkr'; this being comprised of the elements 'ei' meaning 'ever, always' and 'ríkr' meaning 'ruler', hence altogether meaning 'eternal ruler'., Always Ruler,

Origin : Scandinavian, Norse, Swedish, English,

Pronunciation : ER-ik (English)  , (EH-rik), EH rik,

Used : Derived from the Old Norse Eirìkr, a compounding of the elements ei (ever, always) and ríkr (ruler): hence, “eternal ruler.” Var: Aric, Erick, Erik, Irricc.,

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Eric Expression, Eric Soul Urge, Eric Inner Dream


Numerology information Eric:

numerologyName Number: 8 Meaning: Outer, Body, Physical, Ambition, Power, Progress, Career, Success, Respect, Fame, Means, Karma


Additional information Eric:

additionalOriginally a form of Frederick. Eric the Red, explorer. Eric Roberts, actor.

additionalThe name Eric is of Old Norse origin, and from the words 'ei' and 'rikr', its meaning is 'eternal ruler'. As a given name, Eric arrived on British shores over 1,000 years ago before the Norman Conquest of Britain. In modern times, Eric made its mark in the early 19th century. More recently, famous bearers include musician Eric Clapton and footballer Eric Cantona.

additionalNorse Meaning: The name Eric is a Norse baby name. In Norse the meaning of the name Eric is: Ever or eternal ruler. Island ruler. Famous bearer: 10th-century Norwegian explorer Eric the Red.

additionalAmerican Meaning: The name Eric is an American baby name. In American the meaning of the name Eric is: Ever or eternal ruler. Island ruler. Famous bearer: 10th-century Norwegian explorer Eric the Red.

additionalScandinavian Meaning: The name Eric is a Scandinavian baby name. In Scandinavian the meaning of the name Eric is: Ever kingly. In Scandinavian legend the Viking sea rover Ericson: (son of Eric the Red) landed on the shores of America 500 years before Christopher Columbus.

additionalEric, the all-time most popular Scandinavian name in the US, has been falling swiftly since its ’70s peak (average ranking 14). The name comes from the old Norse “ei” (ever, always) or “einn” (one, alone) and “rikr” (ruler). The noble meaning fits with the dozens of Scandinavian rulers who have borne the name. Interestingly, this is one instance where the “k” version (Erik) is actually the original. Despite its drastic fall, Eric remains a thoughtful, sophisticated choice -- its drop definitely hasn’t taken away its style.

additionalFrom the Old Norse name Eiríkr, derived from the elements ei "ever" and ríkr "ruler". A notable bearer was Eiríkr inn Rauda (Eric the Red in English), a 10th-century navigator and explorer who discovered Greenland. This was also the name of several early kings of Sweden, Denmark and Norway. This common Norse name was first brought to England by Danish settlers during the Anglo-Saxon period. It was not popular in England in the Middle Ages, but it was revived in the 19th-century, in part due to the children's novel 'Eric, or Little by Little' (1858) by Frederic William Farrar.


Definition funny of Eric:

urbanThe most amazing person in the entire universe. Everything about him is perfect! He's charming, handsome, intelligent, strong, romantic, funny...everything you want in a guy. It's impossible not to fall in love with him! Once you lay eyes on him, you will know from that very moment that you will never stop loving him.

urbandid you see eric...damn that bitch is fine!

urbanA term used to describe a mentally retarded cat that has the ability to fly by moving its tail in a circular motion. Once in the air, erics are known to land ontop of statues to catch and eat birds. Once they get the taste of blood, they turn into a form of vampire and attack fat people.

urbanOmg! dude last night I saw an eric fly by!!

urbana man with a really big penis

urbanEric has a big penis.

urban- male name - belongs to someone who is sweet, charming, athlectic, strong, smart, and cute - someone who usually gets a lot of girls (for the above reasons)


Expression information Eric:

expressionPeople with this name are competent, practical, and often obtain great power and wealth. They tend to be successful in business and commercial affairs, and are able to achieve great material dreams. Because they often focus so strongly on business and achievement, they may neglect their private lives and relationships.


Soul information Eric:

soulPeople with this name have a deep inner desire for travel and adventure, and want to set their own pace in life without being governed by tradition.


Songs about Eric:

songsEric After Hour Blues - Eric Clapton  

songsEric The Half-A-Bee - Monty Python  

songsThe Only Way I Know (with Luke Bryan and Eric Church) by Jason Aldean from the Album Night Train

songsOr Nah (feat. Too $hort, Problem, AV & Eric Bellinger) by The Game from the Album Or Nah feat. Too $hort, Problem, AV & Eric Bellinger

songsOr Nah (feat. Too $hort, Problem, AV & Eric Bellinger) [Explicit] by The Game from the Album Or Nah feat. Too $hort, Problem, AV & Eric Bellinger [Explicit]

songsOr Nah (feat. Too $hort, Problem, AV & Eric Bellinger) [Explicit] by The Game from the Album Blood Moon: Year Of The Wolf [Explicit]

songsWritten In The Stars (Feat. Eric Turner) by Tinie Tempah from the Album Disc-Overy [Clean]

songsLaying Beside Me (featuring Eric Roberson) by Kim Waters from the Album Silver Soul

songsMidnight City (Eric Prydz Private Remix) by M83 from the Album Midnight City (Eric Prydz Private Remix)


Books about Eric:

booksEric by Terry Pratchett (Feb 5, 2002)

booksEric! by Chris Wormell (Sep 9, 2013)

booksEric by Doris Lund (May 30, 2000)

booksEric Carle: Around the Farm: Play-a-Sound by Editors of Publications International (Feb 1, 2013)

booksEric by Doris Lund (Jan 1, 1975)

booksThe Eric Carle Mini Library: A Storybook Gift Set (The World of Eric Carle) by Eric Carle (Oct 27, 2009)

booksEric Carle Animal Lacing Cards: 10 Cards & Laces by Eric Carle (Sep 6, 2007)


Movies about Eric:

moviesTim & Eric's Billion Dollar Movie [HD] 2012 R CC - Runtime: 1 hr 34 mins Starring: Eric Wareheim Directed by: Eric Wareheim and Tim Heidecker

moviesEric Clapton - The 1970s Review [HD] 2014 NR CC - Runtime: 2 hrs 32 mins Directed by: Sexy Intellectual

moviesTim & Eric's Bedtime Stories Season 1 2014 TV-14 CC -

moviesEric and Jessie: Game On Season 1 2013 TV-14 CC -

movies92Y - Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert (October 23, 2006) 2011 NR CC - Runtime: 1 hr 28 mins Starring: Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert Directed by: Unavailable

moviesEric Burdon - The Animals and Beyond 2009 NR CC - Runtime: 1 hr 58 mins Starring: Eric Burdon, Chas Chandler, et al. Directed by: CLA

moviesMugshots: Eric Rudolph 2013 NR CC - Runtime: 46 mins Starring: Eric Rudolph Directed by: Ellen Goosenberg Kent


Famous about Eric:

famousEric Clapton - musician

famousEric Dane - actor

famousEric Bana - actor

famousPrince Eric - character in The Little Mermaid

famousEric McCormack - actor


Infamous about Eric:

infamousEric Cartman - character in South Park


Wiki information Eric:

Eric Clapton
Blues Artist, Record Producer, Measured person, Guitarist, Influence Node, Organization founder, Ranked item, Award Winner, Composer, Featured artist

Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE, is an English musician, singer-songwriter and guitarist. He is the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: once as a solo artist and separately as a member of the Yardbirds and Cream. Clapton has been...

Eric Burdon & the Animals
Blues-rock Artist, Musical Group, Person, Award Winner, Influence Node, Musical Artist, Award Nominee, Hall of fame inductee, Person or entity appearing in film, Musician

The Animals were a British band of the 1960s, formed in Newcastle upon Tyne during the early part of the decade. The band moved to London upon finding fame in 1964. The Animals were known for their gritty, bluesy sound and deep-voiced frontman Eric...

Comments and insights on the name Eric:
Personal experiences with the name Eric:

My boyfriends name is Eric :]

My favorite brother-in-law is 12 and this is his name. He's very intelligent and likes to be taken seriously. He'll show his fun and goofy side only around those he feels comfortable.

Nicknames for Eric:

Ric; Rick; Rik, E,
Er (pronounced "Air")

Meanings and history of the name :

Scandinavian: All powerful ruler. Norse: Eternal ruler. Germanic: Honorable ruler.

Famous real-life people named Eric:

Eric Clapton, English guitarist and singer-songwriter
Eric Darius, jazz saxophonist
Eric Sevareid, American war correspondent
Erik Estrada, American actor (CHiPs)
Eric Staal, Canadian NHL hockey player
Eric Idle, British comedian (Monty Python) and writer.
Erik the Red, Viking explorer
Eriq La Salle, American actor ( ER)
Eric Burdon, English singer-songwriter (The Animals, War.)
Eric Bana, Australian actor.
Eric Spoelstra, Miami Heat headcoach
Eric Stoltz, American actor.
Eric Roberts, American actor.
Eric Dickerson, Pro Football Hall of Fame running back.
Eric Hayes, "Table for 12", father of sextuplets
Eric "EJ" Hayes, "Table for 12", sextuplet
Eric Choi, drummer for the band We Came As Romans

Eric in song, story & screen:

Eric and the Animals, band
Prince Eric, character in "The Little Mermaid"
Eric/Erec character in Chretien de Troyes's "Erec and Enide"
"Eric's Trip", song by Sonic Youth
Eric/Erik van der Woodsen, character in Gossip Girl series
Eric Northman, character in "The Southern Vampire Mysteries" by Charlaine Harris, and in HBO's "True Blood" TV series
Eric Forman; Name of the son on "That 70's Show" and also a doctor on "House"
Eric Camden, the minister/husband/dad on "7th Heaven"
Eric Cartman, antihero on South Park.
Eric Taylor, football coach on "Friday Night Lights" TV series