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Eric (M)>

Eric (male)

Variants:Eero (M) Eirik (M) Erich (M) Erik (M) Erkki (M) Jerk (M) Jerker (M)
Pet Name(s):Rex (M) Ric (M) Rick (M) Rickie (M)
Feminine form:Erica (F)
Source(s): The Oxford Names Companion, OUP
"Scottish Forenames" - Donald Whyte, FGH, FSG
Notes: English, from Old Norse "ever brave" [Whyte] or "ever/only ruler" [ONC].

Probably introduced into Britain by the Danes in the 9th century. Rare in Scotland.