Erik

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Male Male Name

Usage

Old Danish Old Danish
Old Swedish Old Swedish
Sweden Swedish
Finland Finnish
Denmark Danish
Norway Norwegian
Iceland Icelandic
Greenland Greenlandic

Origin and Meaning

Old Danish, Old Swedish and younger form of Eiríkr [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6]

Related Names

See ÆiríkR

Name Days

Denmark Denmark

18 May

Norway Norway

18 May

Finland (Swedish Language)Finland (Swedish Language) Finland (Swedish Language)

18 May

Sweden Sweden

18 May

Grammar

Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Erik
Accusative: Erik
Dative: Erik
Genitive: Eriks

Patronyms

Sweden: Eriksson, Erikson, Erixon, Eriksdotter (♀)
Denmark: Eriksen

Further Information

Predominant Regional Usage

Denmark: Lolland-Falster, København [3]

Namesakes

Erik Axel Karlfeldt, 20 July 1864 – 8 April 1931, Swedish poet and Nobel laureate (Literature, 1931)

Statistics

Name count per country
CountryCommonnessFemale ♀ Male ♂Trend
Statimg f legend.pngStatimg m legend.pngas main name#also aux. name&as main name#also aux. name&
Sweden Sweden[7] Statimg f1.pngStatimg m5.png 1 8 61294 301293 Statimg trend 0.png
Denmark Denmark[8] Statimg f0.pngStatimg m5.png 0 n.a. 32174 n.a Statimg trend -1.png
Norway Norway[9] Statimg f0.pngStatimg m5.png 0 0 15805 20806 Statimg trend 0.png
Finland Finland[10] Statimg f1.pngStatimg m5.png n.a. 3 n.a 41331 Statimg trend 0.png
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Recent statistics trend[7][8][9][10]:Name statistics for Erik(m)


Norwegian historic statistics trend[9]:

Norwegian historic statistics for Erik(m)


Sources: [7] [8] [9] [10]

References

  1. Lena Peterson: Nordiskt runnamnslexikon (2002)
  2. Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  3. Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  4. Marianne Blomqvist: Vad heter finlandssvenskarna? (2006)
  5. Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  6. Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  7. Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  8. Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  9. Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  10. Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi