Erik

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Usage

Old Danish Old Danish
Old Swedish Old Swedish
Sweden Swedish
Finland Finnish
Denmark Danish
Norway Norwegian
Iceland Icelandic
Greenland Greenlandic
Faroe Islands Faroese

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Origin and Meaning

Old Danish, Old Swedish and younger form of Eiríkr [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10]

Related Names

See ÆiríkR

Patronyms [What's That?]

Male

Erikinpoika Finland
Eriksen Denmark Norway
Erikson Norway Sweden
Erikssen Norway
Eriksson Faroe Islands Iceland Norway Old Swedish Sweden
Erikssøn Norway
Eriksøn Norway
Erikxsson Old Swedish
Erixon Sweden
Erixson Old Swedish Sweden

Female

Erikdatter Norway
Erikintytär Finland
Eriksdatter Denmark Norway
Eriksdotter Old Swedish Sweden
Eriksdóttir Faroe Islands Iceland

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Erik
Genitive: Eriks
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Erik
Genitive: Erikin
Partitive: Erikiä
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Erik
Accusative: Erik
Dative: Erik
Genitive: Eriks
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Erik
Genitive: Eriks
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Erik
Genitive: Eriks

Name Days

Denmark Denmark

18 May

Norway Norway

18 May

Finland (Swedish Language)Finland (Swedish Language) Finland (Swedish Language)

18 May

Sweden Sweden

18 May

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Namesakes

Placenames

  • Erikslev - 1177 Erixleffue (Merløse, Sjælland, Denmark) [2]
  • Erritsø - ca 1325 Ærexhøgh (Jylland, Denmark) [2]

Trivia

  • Erik is an IKEA product name (drawer unit/file cabinet) [14]

Statistics

Name Count per Country (What's this?)

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Total Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[15]
55973 295782 5 49 55968 295733
Denmark Denmark[16]
26818
n.a.
0
n.a.
26818
n.a.
Finland Finland[17]
n.a.
44841
n.a.
7
n.a.
44834
Greenland Greenland[18]
124 1527
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Iceland Iceland[19]
125 202
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Norway Norway[20]
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
20974
n.a.
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for Erik (m) Sources: [15][16][20][17]

Top List Ranking

Name top list ranking for Erik (m) Sources: [21]

Norwegian Historic Statistics Trend

Norwegian historic statistics for Erik (m)

Swedish Regional Distribution

Regional distribution of Erik (m) in Sweden in the year 1880. Swedish Regional Distribution for Erik (m)


References

  1. Rikard Hornby: Danske navne - Træk af navngivningens historie (1951)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Kristian Hald: Personnavne i Danmark - Oldtiden (1971)
  3. Lena Peterson: Nordiskt runnamnslexikon (2007)
  4. Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  6. Marianne Blomqvist: Vad heter finlandssvenskarna? (2006)
  7. Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  8. Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  9. 9.0 9.1 Guðrún Kvaran: Nöfn Íslendinga (2011)
  10. Lena Peterson: Lexikon över urnordiska personnamn (2004)
  11. Mannanafnaskrá at island.is, http://www.island.is
  12. Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Navnemode og modenavne (1993)
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 13.5 © Nordic Names (Swedish Statistics - Regional Distribution)
  14. IKEA 2016, http://www.ikea.com/
  15. 15.0 15.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  16. 16.0 16.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  17. 17.0 17.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  18. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/
  19. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  20. 20.0 20.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  21. details see Name Statistic tables