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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Erica

This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Erica in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the girl's name Erica:

  • Records indicate that 227,294 girls in the United States have been named Erica since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1986, when 9,960 people in the U.S. were given the name Erica. Those people are now 35 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 Erica

    81% Approval Rating
    Based on the comments submitted below
      26 Positive Comments

  • "I've known some decent women named Erica, and a few bad apples , but I think the character of Lieutenant Erica Ortegas in the upcoming TV series Star Trek: Strange New Worlds , will breathe new life and a fresh image into this name" Sep. 10, 2021: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Erica. I love it! anyone who hates it is wrong. It's a beautiful name!!" Mar. 1, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm an Erica. And I love my name. Erica is the prettiest way to spell it. Ericas rock!" Dec. 19, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is awesome! I love how it means 'ruler of all'!" Oct. 20, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my name and knowing it's also the scientific name for a flower just leaves me thrilled x3" Sep. 29, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Erica, and I too was named from Erica Kane on AMC! How funny, but I love my name!" Jun. 23, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's a great name and easy to spell and say. You have to be an complete idiot to mess it up. even in other languages, you can recognize the name Erica, even if one letter is different!!" Jun. 17, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Erica and I love the fact that its not that common. I think it suits me very well. And I love what the name means! I had only one girl in my school that had the same name as me!! And I thought that was awesome!!!" Mar. 26, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Love that name! One of Ericas is Dr. Erica Hahn as a cardiothoracic surgeon on Grey's Anatomy. I think she's awesome! I wouldnt mind name my future daughter after her." Feb. 4, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "MY NAMES ERICA!!! And it's by faaarrr the BEST name in the worrldd =) it's not that common, really! I like that it's short and it just has a nice ring to it. =) And it adds that ring to any last name!" Sep. 27, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm also named after Erica Kane of All My Children! I like it because it's not unusual, but not common or overused. And it is most definitely better with a "c" instead of a "k" or a "ck" (yuck!)." May. 7, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Mah Name Erica to After my dad Named Eric and mah lil brother named after both of us Eric" Apr. 11, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I was named after my dad, whose name is Eric, obviously. I love my name. It's common, but still slightly exotic. :D" Dec. 11, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Erica and I love it!!! They tend to spell my name with a "k" and I hate it! I is just a "c". I did tell people that my name is Erica like America, but then I stopped because everyone asked how to spell Anerica." Dec. 1, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My girlfriend's name is Erica and I have a friend who spells it "Ericka"" May. 25, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Erica.. nd i LOVE it!!! Im the sexiest erica that i kno ;)" May. 11, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name! Erica says everything about me. I love the meaning. I feel this name should me used more!" Mar. 14, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my name too and when people need to write my name I always say "Erica like America" just for clarification (and to avoid those k's). I'm not a terribly patriotic person, but no one I meet who I say that to ever forgets my name!" Mar. 7, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is erica and i love the name and we erica's r fine" Jan. 25, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my name. I love it! And I do have a lot of people mispell it. i was named after my dad Eric. So that's how I got my name. =)" Jan. 12, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm Erica too!! Mom got it from "All MY Children" the joy's of being a 70's baby." Dec. 20, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my name! I used to try to be "original" and spelled it with a "k" for awhile, but as I grew up I really learned to love this name. In fact, my grandmother is named Emily, and I'm continuing the "E" tradition with my daughter someday. In high school there were only two, and one of them moved away :D As far as I know, it's still fairly uncommon,which is nice. A great name choice!" Aug. 21, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Erica and people do tend to spell it wrong they add a "k" when it is supposed to be a "c" and I do meet many others with my name" Aug. 16, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "Most people spell my name with a "k". The weirdest question I ever had was someone who asked me if it was spelled Arica."" Aug. 12, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm Erica! I love my name. I hate when people spell it with a "k", or with a "c-k" it's E-r-i-C-a people! I haven't met many other Ericas and the ones I have I totally hated. Maybe we're all just snobs." Jul. 11, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughters name is Erica, I have many people misspell her name. As far as meeting many people with her name I have yet to run into anyone with that name." Jun. 16, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      6 Negative Comments

  • "My name is Erica I hates it so much because I have like 3 cousins with the same name as me and one of my friends name was Erica many people will say Erica and we'd both turn around and they would laugh I just hate it" Oct. 25, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "Unattractive name, I really dislike it and hate having it." Aug. 17, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "I would rather have another name something more attractive." Aug. 4, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "I really dislike it, it is so unfeminine and has unattractive sound to it. I would have prefer a prettier name it would suit me better." Nov. 19, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "I really dislike it. It is an uncommon name which speaks for itself" Feb. 28, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I never really liked my name, Erica because of how harsh and choppy it sounded. There are a lot prettier names out there." Jun. 17, 2008: Report as inappropriate

      12 Neutral Comments

  • "Erica is also my name and I?m SO HAPPY to know I?m not the only one named after Erica Kane from all my children! I wasn?t a huge fan of my name growing up but I?m slowly learning to love it" Aug. 4, 2021: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Erica. It's so easy to spell no one can mess it up. It's also so popular. It makes me feel good about myself with this unique name😄😄😄" Nov. 22, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "I was born in the most popular year for Erica..who knew? If my mom knew that she may have chose differently..she thought it was unique lol. Always hated it as a child but now it has grown on me. Glad I have the c though! Not really any nicknames..but my husband calls me E." Apr. 9, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name Erica it is a powerful and blessed ruling name." Oct. 29, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is erica and i love it! its different i think i might know like 5 of them but there all spelled differently i dont like the erika or ericka i one saw some little girl spell it ericha or airica is pretty to! when people ask my what my name is i say erica and then i say think of america!" Dec. 4, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name's ERICA!! YAY! I'm named after my grandfather, Eric. I know of other Erica's out there but have NEVER EVER met one before. some people seem to have trouble with pronouncing it here.... "ayerikaa" sort of... haha... but I don't mind, Lovin it!" Dec. 7, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Erica. I am one of many I know. Usually I have to go by Erica H. Plus, Im the only white girl with that name, and a redhead too. Sometimes I think it doesnt it suit me, but many people think it does. My name was chosen because my mom loved names that ended in -ica" Nov. 7, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "LOVE my name Erica! My mom was upset at how common it got but it never bothered me, I LOVE my name and always have" Mar. 27, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name and the dad named me after his crush Erica Kane and I am glad because my mom had some crazy name picked out. I have met a few ericas and I have to say they were all awesome except the ones spelled incorrectly with a k or a ck lol. It is a strong name and is a name fit for a leader and I love living up to it." Nov. 16, 2008: Report as inappropriate


  • "my name is Erica. i, also, have the problem with people spelling my name "erika" i love my name though." Jun. 9, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I think the name Erica looks prettier then with a K, but in general the name is ok... i would just admit that most people who have the name erica turn out to be on crack cocaine, so ... im not gonna say anything more." Mar. 3, 2006: Report as inappropriate

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