Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Erik m. Either Proto-Norse *aiwa 'eternal' or Proto-Norse *ainaz 'one' + Proto-Germanic *rīkijaz 'ruler'.

The name of two legendary kings of Sweden, a semi-legendary 9th C king of Sweden, two 9th C kings of Sweden, two 10th C kings of Norway and Northumbria, two 12th C kings of Denmark, a 12th C king of Sweden, two 13th C kings of Denmark, a 13th C king of Norway, two 13th C kings of Sweden, a 13th-14th C king of Denmark, a 14th C king of Sweden, a 14th-15th C king of Norway, Denmark, and Sweden, and a 16th C king of Sweden.

Denmark
Danish
1581 Erick KD-1 no. 362
Estonia
Middle Low German
1437 Erick BbRT p. 360
Early Modern Swedish
1576 Errick (nom) Hiiumaa p. 182
Finland
Early Modern Swedish
1548 Erich Audén1980 p. 168; 1559 Erich ibid. p. 166, Erichs (gen) ibid. p. 166
1548 Ers (gen) Audén1980 p. 168
France
Latin
1163–64 Eiricus (nom) clairvaux-12thc 118; 1164 Eiricus (nom) ibid. 121
Iceland
Middle Icelandic
1495 Eijriks (gen) DipIs-7 307
Sweden
Latin
1315 Ericj (gen) SDHK 2688; 1350 Erici (gen) ibid. no. 6034, Erico (dat) ibid. no. 6037; 1383 Erici (gen) SRA-vol2 no. 1914, Ericus (nom) ibid. no. 1908; 1416 Erics (gen) SDHK 18829; 1418 Erici (gen) ibid. 19181
Old Swedish
1364 Erik (nom) SDHK 8517; 1383 Ereker SRA-vol2 no. 1925, Erics (gen) ibid. no. 1917, Erik ibid. no. 1898, Eriker ibid. no. 1934, Erikir ibid. no. 1933, Erix (gen) ibid. no. 1934; 1409 Eric (gen) SDHK no. 17268, Erich (nom) ibid. no. 17269, Erichz (gen) ibid. no. 17269, Erik (gen) ibid. no. 17265, Erikir (nom) ibid. no. 17330, Erikx (gen) ibid. no. 17265, Erix (gen) ibid. no. 17263
Early Modern Swedish
1543 Erich (nom) Audén1980 p. 164; 1571 Erichs (gen) ibid. p. 164
1543 Ers (gen) Audén1980 p. 164
Cite as: R. Le Get, S.L. Uckelman. "Erik". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2017, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2017/1/name/Erik.