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Origin, popularity and meaning of the name ERIC

Origin

Eric : 1: Scandinavian and German: from a variant of the personal name Scandinavian Erik German Erich from Old Norse Eiríkr which is composed of ei ‘ever always’ (or a shortened form of ein ‘one only’) + rík ‘power’. This surname is rare in Scandinavia and Germany. In North America it may also be a shortened (and altered) form of patronymics like Erickson.2: Croatian and Serbian (Erić): patronymic from the nickname Ero denoting someone from Herzegovina (see Herceg). Compare Erich and Erick.3: Possibly also an Americanized form of Croatian Erik: from the personal name Erik of Scandinavian origin (see 1 above).

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Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England

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    Variants of name ERIC

    HERICQ HERICK ERIQUE ERICQUE