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Origin: Norse
Meaning: Powerful, Regal

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Erika

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

A few facts about the girl's name Erika:

  • Records indicate that 120,315 girls in the United States have been named Erika since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1990, when 4,562 people in the U.S. were given the name Erika. Those people are now 30 years old.

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    Comments about the name Erika

    94% Approval Rating
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      16 Positive Comments

  • "My name is Erika with a k, and I really love it! One day I came up with the idea that I could have the nickname Rikki! It?s really cute and now some of my friends call me Rikki. At first I spelled it like this: Ricky but then dad told me it looked cuter the other way. 🥰" Feb. 4, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "At my school, there's this really great gal called Erika. She is so pretty and so is her name. I think I might ask her out soon, can anyone help me out?" Sep. 20, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Erika with a "K" and I like my name. I love the meaning of it and the stories behind it too. of course it's going to get misspelled at Starbucks or something but you get used to it." Aug. 21, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "I honestly think its the prettier more unique way to spell it. 'Erica' just looks weak to me.'Erika' looks stronger and tougher" Jan. 29, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Erika aswell, I am from Mıxico and i like it because people all over the world can spell it and say it right also because with k it's original i dunno but i actually like that a lot. xD" Aug. 7, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Erika and my teachers get it wrong all the time, and one of my teachers got it on the last day of school, well I was in a gas station in Florida and i saw that the name things had Erika with a K! my friend gave me the nickname of AmErIkA cuz that is the only thing that rymes with erika" Mar. 14, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Erika with a K and yeah it gets mispelled many times. But as anyone else im used to it. I love my name. =p" Feb. 21, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Erika and I like it! People always spell it with a "C" though like "Erica" but I'm use to it by now. I was born in 1985 and I've met quite a few people with this name just usually spelled with a "C" which I think is more common." Dec. 27, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "People often spell it wrong, instead letter K they spell it with letter C. I know more people with this name. The correct way to say this name is putting the accent on the letter E (ırika. This name is unique because it doesn't need to be a long name to sound hard. I like it because is simple." Sep. 5, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Erika is my name. Many people spell my name with a "c", but thats ok, im used to it by now. I rarely meet another girl that spells it with a "k" although I've meet a girl that spells it "erikka."" Oct. 22, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm an Erika and have always found people will spell the name with a 'c'. Funny thought, all the comments under the name Erica, they all say people spell their name with a 'k'!" Sep. 17, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Love the name hate it when people spell it wrong. I have had a hard time finding my name on things. I have had this name for 32 yrs and just recently found a pen with my name on it." Jul. 16, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Erika is a very nice name because when you spell it backwards it saya akire! did u know that that is the name of my pet ferret? well now you no. I hope that you name your pey chiwawa after me because maybe your chiwawa and my ferret are long lost aunt-in-laws. thank you for your consideration in this extremely important matter. Best of luck with that ant hill in you cabin's back step (he third one from the bottom)" Jun. 25, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my daughter's name. Often mispelled. We see the clothing line with this name often in JCPenny & Kohl's. I like the different spelling. I don't like the fact that you can't make much of a nickname with it-neither does my Erika." Apr. 4, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my name too!! Erika!! with "K".. they usually write it with a "c".. actually I met two erikas in my whole life. I like my name cause is not a common one! It's very original! So, you should name your baby ERika!!! luck!" Dec. 28, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "Erika is my sister! she is mnice and caring and also it siuts her personality. she is probably the only erika with a k in her name that i know. it's not fair because then you can't find you name on a door sign or something!:-(" Dec. 3, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      1 Negative Comment

  • "My name is Erika. I am ugly. I blame that on my name." Mar. 13, 2020: Report as inappropriate

      6 Neutral Comments

  • "My name is Erika. I love it and feel like a Norse goddess. It is the toughest feminine name there is." Dec. 24, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "i lovve this name. its one of my friends name, and it suits her very well. she's gorgeous, and funny, and very down to earth. she has a great sense of humour too! i love this name, and i love her :)" Mar. 16, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "It is my own name. And yes I have grown up my entire life with people misspelling it. It is with a K? It is an Ok name. If I could have chosen my name I would not have picked it. It just doesn't feminine enough, it is kind of plain." Oct. 14, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "alot of people spell my name "erica" im soooooo sick of saying ,"its spelled E-R-I-K-A." i only know one person that spells it the same way i do. i know erica is a very common name but thanks to the "k" in my name it makes it a little less common! i luvv my name!" Sep. 5, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is erika and its not to bad.It has really gotten on my nerves cuz peaple always spell it with a c instead of a k. So every time someone is spelling my name i tell them its with a k.mybe my parents named my that cuz it was popular in the 1990's." Feb. 22, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my name. People don't usually say it wrong but they often spell it with a "c" instead of a "k". It doesn't surprise me that people do this though because "Erica" is much more popular than "Erika". I have met plenty of Ericas but only ever one other Erika." Jun. 11, 2005: Report as inappropriate

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