Origin of EricScandinavian ; from Old Norse Eirìkr ; from Germanic an unverified form aizo, honor (akin to German ehre, honor) + base akin to Classical Latin rex (see right): hence, literally , honorable ruler
From Irish éiric.
- A male given name.
- feminine forms: Erica, Erika
From Old Norse Eirríkr, Eiríkr, from ei (“always, eternal”), less likely from einn (“sole, alone”) + ríkr (“ruler”) (cognate to Latin rex and Celtic -rix). The name was in use in Anglo-Saxon Britain, reinforced by Scandinavian settlers before the Norman Conquest.