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Eric

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See also eric, and Éric

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Etymology

From Old Norse Eirríkr, ei meaning "always" or "eternal" (less likely from einn meaning "sole" or "alone") + ríkr "ruler" (cognate to latin rex and Celtic -rix). The name was in use in Anglo-Saxon Britain, reinforced by Scandinavian settlers before the Norman Conquest.

Pronunciation

Proper noun

Singular
Eric

Plural
-

Eric

  1. A male given name

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Quotations

  • 1859 Frederic William Farrar: Eric, or Little by Little: A Tale of Roslyn School. Chapter II:
    "What's your name?"
    "Eric - I mean Williams."
    "Then why don't you say what you mean?"
  • 1959 Roentgens, Rads and Riddles: A Symposium on Supervoltage Radiation Therapy. U.S. Atomic Energy Commission 1959. page 71:
    Mark it. Professor Roberts does not like the name Eric. This happens to be one of his given names, and it is a very honorable one. Eric was the first Viking explorer of the North American continent, and this ERIC we hope will be an explorer in the fields of complex therapy.

Translations


German

Proper noun

Eric

  1. A male given name, variant of Erich borrowed from English or form French Éric.

Swedish

Proper noun

Eric

  1. A male given name, a less common spelling of Erik.

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