Erica, Erika, Ericka etc.

Name Nerds main

FOR REAL: Erica is a feminine form of Eric, which is derived from Old Norse meaning "ever ruler". However, its popularity in English may have to do with the fact that erica is also the genus of the heather plant, and thus became popular along with other botanical names like Heather, Holly, Violet etc. In the 1990s, singer Erykah Badu (born Erica Abi Wright) made that alternate spelling very popular in the USA.

diminutives: Ricki

related names: Eric, Heather