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Eric - Letter E - Boy Baby Names

In our Eric boy name guide we feature name meaning, origin and other useful facts.

  • Eric
  • Meaning: Brave Ruler
  • Origin: English
  • Gender: Boy
  • Statistics: Since 1880, there have been roughly 859,281 boys given the name Eric. That is approximately 0.50% of the recorded babies born in the united states. The name Eric is most popular in California, Texas, New York, Illinois, and Florida.
  • Similar sounding names: Eric, Erich, Erick, Erik
  • Popularity of Eric:
    YearRankTotal 2012 107 3,601 2011 104 3,730 2010 95 4,181 2009 95 4,624 2008 86 5,368 2007 83 5,949 2006 77 6,226 2005 66 6,692 2004 61 7,132 2003 56 7,784 2002 52 7,924