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. A male given name, 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]

Inflection of Erik (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative Erik Erikit
genitive Erikin Erikien
partitive Erikiä Erikejä
illative Erikiin Erikeihin
singular plural
nominative Erik Erikit
accusative nom.? Erik Erikit
gen. Erikin
genitive Erikin Erikien
partitive Erikiä Erikejä
inessive Erikissä Erikeissä
elative Erikistä Erikeistä
illative Erikiin Erikeihin
adessive Erikillä Erikeillä
ablative Erikiltä Erikeiltä
allative Erikille Erikeille
essive Erikinä Erikeinä
translative Erikiksi Erikeiksi
instructive Erikein
abessive Erikittä Erikeittä
comitative Erikeineen

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]

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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