Old Norse
King forever
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Eric originates in Old Norse and means "king forever". It used to be very popular with Scandinavian royalty, borne by several kings of Sweden, Norway, and Denmark. In the English-speaking countries it became a popular masculine given name in the 19th century.

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Eric Clapton - musician
Eric Chavez - baseball player
Eric Lindros - hockey player
Eric McCormack - actor
Eric Stoltz - actor
Eric Ambler - author
Eric Avery - musician
Eric Bell - baseball player

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