See also: eric, ERIC, and Éric

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From Middle English Eric, from Old English Eoric, from Old Norse Eirríkr, Eiríkr, from ei (always, eternal) (see aye) + ríkr (ruler), or from Proto-Germanic *Aizarīkijaz, from *aizō (honor) + *rīkijaz (ruler). Less likely from einn (sole, alone) + ríkr (ruler), from Proto-Germanic *rīks (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. Compare Danish Erik, German Erich.

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Eric

  1. A male given name from the Germanic languages.
    • 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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Eric

  1. Eric

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EtymologyEdit

Variant of Erich, borrowed from English Eric or from French Éric.

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Eric

  1. A male given name.

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Eric c (genitive Erics)

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