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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Erik

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Erik in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Erik:

  • Records indicate that 146,062 boys in the United States have been named Erik since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1980, when 4,901 people in the U.S. were given the name Erik. Those people are now 40 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


    Comments about the name Erik

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      7 Positive Comments

  • "My husbands name is Erik and I love it!!! Everyone spells it wrong but that's O.K. I would rather it be different than everyone else's!! He like's his name too!!" Aug. 2, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "People usually spell the name wrong. The most common misspelling is "Eric" but I have seen many variants. The strangest one was Ehrich." Dec. 24, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I loved this name ever since I saw it spelled with a "k" in the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants... I am totally gonna name my son Erik." Sep. 8, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Erik is my son's name. I love it because it is easy to say. People usually spell it with a "C". It's difficult to find trinkets (Key chains, pens, etc) with the "K"." Jun. 1, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "What a name! It's my name. Gotta love the "k", it is kicking out some appendages to put some emphasis on that hard "k" sound at the end. You can spell it with a "c", but I wouldn't recommend it." May. 9, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Erik is my brother's name and I've always liked it. It's much more masculine than with a C, which I don't like at all." Jun. 29, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's my name and I have people always wanting to spell it with a c; instead of a k. I guess it's because the name is usually seen with a c." Jun. 7, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      7 Neutral Comments

  • "I love the name Erik. Makes me think of a Viking!!" Nov. 3, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "Pay to change the letter k to a c if you have this name." Dec. 13, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love name Erik! It's my husband's name and it's much nicer when it's spelled out with the k than c." Feb. 8, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I know someone named Erik and when I first met him, I too spelled the name wrong. The way I spelled it was Eric. I haven't yet heard anyone pronounce this name incorrectly.I really love this name! I migh teven name my son,Erik" Apr. 7, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name. We named our son Erik because it is a traditional Norwegian name that no-one will have a problem either spelling or saying in English." Mar. 18, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My husband's name is Erik, and I like it because the "k" makes it just a little different. I've also come to terms with the fact that my family will never spell his name right." Oct. 13, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "I feel it's a weeny's name. It's my name and I wish I had a stronger, bolder name. Like Jack, or Matt, or Aflack." Jun. 14, 2005: Report as inappropriate

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