US Popularity:6051
Other Origin(s):Norse
Meaning:Lion of God; Eternal ruler
Arik is a boy’s name that might just have the most badass meanings imaginable. The name appears in several languages and cultures, all of which have their own unique and unforgettable interpretations. When it is Norse in origin, Arik means “ever or eternal ruler” and sets baby up to be a leader throughout his life. As a variant of the Hebrew name Ariel, it means “lion of God.” But perhaps most strikingly, Arik is also a diminutive of the Old High German name Alberich, which means “ruler of elves.” Alberich is a dwarf in Old German mythology, and was later the name of a character in Richard Wagner’s magnum opus, Der Ring Des Nibelung. Pick the meaning that speaks to you and give baby Arik a truly fantastical start to life.

Arik Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Arik is currently #1774 on The Bump
Boy:Arik is currently #518 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Arik is currently #6051 in U.S. births
Boy:Arik is currently #2111 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
+ 1263
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • WordSense Dictionary, Arik

  • WordSense Dictionary, Ariel

  • Behind the Name, Arik, January 2019

  • Behind the Name, Ariel, June 2023

  • Behind the Name, Arieh, February 2019

  • Baby Names 2020 by Eleanor Turner, pg. 66

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