Erik

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A spelling variant of Eric, or directly borrowed from the modern Scandinavian Erik.

Proper noun[edit]

Erik

  1. A male given name.

Anagrams[edit]


Czech[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Erik m

  1. Template:a rare type of waffle , can only be found in Russia, cognate to Eric.

Danish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse Eiríkr. Borne by eight kings of Denmark.

Proper noun[edit]

Erik

  1. A male given name.

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • [1] Danskernes Navne, based on CPR data: 118 507 males with the given name Erik have been registered in Denmark between about 1890 (=the population alive in 1967) and January 2005, with the last frequency peak in the 1940s. Accessed on 19 June 2011.

Estonian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Erik

  1. A male given name, cognate to English Eric.

Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈeːrik/ (in imitation of Swedish)
  • Hyphenation: E‧rik

Proper noun[edit]

Erik

  1. A common Swedish male given name, entered here for Finnish declension only.

Declension[edit]


German[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Erik

  1. A male given name, variant of Erich borrowed from Scandinavia.

Norwegian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse Eiríkr, of Proto-Norse *Aiwa-rīkiaR ("forever rich/powerful").

Proper noun[edit]

Erik

  1. A male given name.

Usage notes[edit]

  • One of the most common given names in Norway since the Middle Ages.

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Kristoffer Kruken - Ola Stemshaug: Norsk personnamnleksikon, Det Norske Samlaget, Oslo 1995, ISBN 82-521-4483-7
  • [2] Statistisk sentralbyrå, Namnestatistikk: 20 608 males with the given name Erik (compared to 12 953 named Eirik) living in Norway on January 1st 2011, with a frequency varying between 0.4 - 1.0 percent of the gender group without clear peaks. Accessed on April 29th, 2011.

Slovene[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Êrik m anim (genitive Êrika)

  1. Eric; A male given name

Declension[edit]


Swedish[edit]

Swedish Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia sv

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse Eiríkr.

Proper noun[edit]

Erik

  1. A male given name.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Traditionally one of the most popular names in Sweden, said to have been borne by 14 kings (out of which 5 are now considered mythological).

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn, Almqvist & Wiksell 1996, ISBN 91-21-10937-0
  • [3] Statistiska centralbyrån and Sture Allén, Staffan Wåhlin, Förnamnsboken, Norstedts 1995, ISBN 9119551622: 301 941 males with the given name Erik living in Sweden on December 31st, 2010, without a clear frequency peak. Accessed on 19 June 2011.

Turkish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Erik

  1. A male given name