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Gender: Female Pronunciation: EH-rick-ah Meaning of Erica: "eternal ruler" Origin of Erica: Norse, feminine form of Eric Erica's Popularity in 2017: #831

The name Erica is a girl's name of Norse origin meaning "eternal ruler". Erica is ranked #831 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Gorgeous Flower Names for Babies and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".

From the experts:

The straightforward Erica is a Norse feminization that was long associated with the complex, mega-popular character Erica Kane, played by Susan Lucci for decades on the soap opera All My Children. Used in Scandinavia since the early eighteenth century, where it was usually spelled Erika, it was in the Top 50 girls' list in the USA in the 1970s and eighties.

It is worth noting that Erica is also a flower name, in which sense it is its own name, rather than a feminisation.

The most prominent bearer of the name in recent times is novelist Erica Jong, author of the influential Fear of Flying.

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Famous People Named Erica

Erica Jong, American author
Erica Hubbard, American actress
Erica Durance, Canadian actress
Erica Packer, Australian singer and model
Erica Rose, American swimmer
Erica Tremblay, Canadian actress
Erica Campbell, American model
Erica Atkins-Campbell, American singer
Erica Hill, American journalist
Erica Luttrell, Canadian actress
Erica Simone Barnett, American Broadway actress
Erica Pereira, American ballerina
Erica Carroll, Canadian actress
Erica Wester, artist and creator of 2013 short film "Welcome to Hell" and the comic of the same name
Erica Andrews (born Eddie Salazar), Mexican drag and beauty queen

Pop Culture References for the name Erica

Erica Kane, character on American soap "All My Children"
Erica Hahn, character on TV's "Grey's Anatomy"
Erica Bing, daughter of Chandler and Monica on TV's "Friends"
Erica Harrington, character in the "Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls" series
Erica Stoltz, character in movie "The Yards"
Erica Jones, character from "My Babysitter's a Vampire"
Erica Goldberg, character on TV's "The Goldbergs"
Erica Reyes, character on MTV's "Teen Wolf"
Erica, character in the "St Clare" series by Enid Blyton
Erica Cartwright, character on TV's "Supernatural"
Erica, genus of winter heather
Erica "Yoga Jones" Jones, character on TV's "Orange is the New Black"
Erica Farrell, character on the original Degrassi TV series
Erica Fontaine, character in the Sakura Taisen series
Erica Hartmann, character in anime "Strike Witches"
Erica Goldberg, character in "The Goldbergs"
Erica Strange, main character on Canadian TV series "Being Erica"
Erica Yurken, main character in "Hating Alison Ashley" by Robin Klein
Erica Davidson, character on Australian TV series "Prisoner"
Erica Hale, character in book series "Spy School"