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See also: eric and Éric


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From Old Norse Eirríkr, Eiríkr, from ei ‎(always, eternal) (see aye), or from Proto-Germanic *aizarīkijaz, from *aizō ‎(honor), less likely from einn ‎(sole, alone) + ríkr ‎(ruler), from Proto-Germanic *rīkijaz ‎(king) (cognate to Latin rēx and Gaulish rīx). The name was in use in Anglo-Saxon Britain, reinforced by Scandinavian settlers before the Norman Conquest.


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  1. A male given name.
    • 1859 Frederic William Farrar: Eric, or Little by Little: A Tale of Roslyn School. Chapter II:
      "What's your name?" "Eric - I mean Williams." "Then why don't you say what you mean?"
    • 1959 Roentgens, Rads and Riddles: A Symposium on Supervoltage Radiation Therapy. U.S. Atomic Energy Commission 1959. page 71:
      Mark it. Professor Roberts does not like the name Eric. This happens to be one of his given names, and it is a very honorable one. Eric was the first Viking explorer of the North American continent, and this ERIC we hope will be an explorer in the fields of complex therapy.

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Proper noun[edit]


  1. A male given name, variant of Erich borrowed from English or from French Éric.


Proper noun[edit]


  1. A male given name, a less common spelling of Erik.