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Origin: Old Norse, Latin, Japanese

Meaning: the feminine form of Erik, itself the Scandinavian form of Eric from Old Norse elements ei (ever, always) and rikr (ruler) essentially meaning "eternal ruler".

Spelled Erica, it is the Latin word for "heather" and is the name of a genus of flowers.

Erika is also a Japanese feminine name meaning "blessed prize fragrance" though it has other meanings depending on the kanji used.

  • Erica (English, Swedish Italian)
  • Ericka

Male forms:
  • Eric
  • Erik
  • Erick
  • Aric