US Popularity:2305
Other Origin(s):Norse, Latin
Meaning:Eternal ruler; Ever powerful; Heather
Erica, the feminine form of Eric, is a name derived from Old Norse, meaning “eternal ruler” or “ever powerful”. Some popular spelling variations of the name are Erika, Erykah, and Ereka, which all originate from Old Norse. On the flip side, the name also has ties with nature. Erica is the Latin word for “heather”, a long-lasting flowering plant that stems from the Ericaceae family. The name Erica embodies the themes of influence and endurance, qualities that will be sure to give baby motivation and comfort throughout their life.

Erica Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Erica is currently #764 on The Bump
Girl:Erica is currently #562 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Erica is currently #2305 in U.S. births
Girl:Erica is currently #1232 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
+ 95
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • Name Doctor, Erica

  • Behind the Name, Eric, December 2022

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