Eric

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Male Male Name

Usage

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

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Origin and Meaning

1) Creative spelling (also English and French) of Erik (see ÆiríkR) [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7]

2) Creative spelling (also English and French) of Erich [1]

Related Names

Eric
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Danish Finish Icelandic Norwegian Old Swedish Swedish

Patronyms [What's That?]

Male

Ericinpoika Finland
Ericsen Denmark Norway
Ericson Norway Old Swedish Sweden
Ericssen Norway
Ericsson Iceland Norway Sweden
Ericssøn Norway
Ericsøn Norway
Erixon Sweden

Female

Ericdatter Norway
Ericintytär Finland
Ericsdatter Denmark Norway
Ericsdotter Norway Old Swedish Sweden
Ericsdóttir Iceland

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Eric
Genitive: Erics
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Eric
Genitive: Ericin
Partitive: Ericiä
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Eric
Accusative: Eric
Dative: Eric
Genitive: Erics
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Eric
Genitive: Erics
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Eric
Genitive: Erics

Further Information

Predominant Regional Usage

Namesakes

  • Eric Khaled Saade (29 October 1990), Swedish singer

Statistics

Name Count per Country (What's this?)

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Total Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[10]
9413 35365 6 14 9407 35351
Finland Finland[11]
n.a.
3216 0 0
n.a.
3216
Denmark Denmark[12]
721
n.a.
0
n.a.
721
n.a.
Iceland Iceland[13]
50 71
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Greenland Greenland[14]
0 5
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Norway Norway[15]
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
1235
n.a.
  #: 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

Name statistics for Eric (m) Sources: [10][12][15][11]

Norwegian Historic Statistics Trend

Norwegian historic statistics for Eric (m)

Swedish Regional Distribution

Regional distribution of Eric (m) in Sweden in the year 1880. Swedish Regional Distribution for Eric (m)


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  2. Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  3. Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges: Oxford Dictionary of First Names (2003)
  4. Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  5. Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  6. Svenska medeltida personnamn, Institutet för språk och folkminnen, http://www.sprakochfolkminnen.se/
  7. Guðrún Kvaran: Nöfn Íslendinga (2011)
  8. Mannanafnaskrá at island.is, http://www.island.is
  9. © Nordic Names (Swedish Statistics - Regional Distribution)
  10. 10.0 10.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  11. 11.0 11.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  12. 12.0 12.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  13. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  14. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/
  15. 15.0 15.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no