Eric: baby boy name meaning and popularity


Stemming from the old Norse name Eiríkr, Eric means “eternal ruler.” And your little Eric will indeed pretty much rule your life, at least for the next 18 years.


Rico Suave. Just kidding, I made that one up.

Famous people named Eric:

Children’s author Eric Carle; musician Eric Clapton and Eric Church; actors Eric Bana, Eric Roberts, and Eric Stoltz.

Fun fact:

You may know Eric Marlon Bishop by his more famous name — Jamie Foxx.

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