Eirik Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Erik:
Popular name derived from the Old Norse Eirìkr (eternal ruler), a compounding of the elements ei (ever, always) and ríkr (ruler, king). However, there are some who believe the name comes to the Old Norse via the Germanic ehre (honor) and the Proto-Germanic rīk (king): hence, “honorable king.” Var: Aric, Arick, Arrick, Erich.
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An older Norwegian variant of Erik
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Eirik Magnusson- King of Norway from 1280 until 1299
Eirik Bakke- Norwegian retired football player
Eirik Verås Larsen- Norwegian sprint kayaker
Eirik Hundvin- producer and recording engineer for many classic black metal albums, mainly by Norwegian bands
Eirik Hegdal-Norwegian Jazz musician (saxophone), composer, arranger and music teacher, known from the band «Dingobats» (1995-2005) and as leader of «Trondheim Jazz Orchestra» (from 2002)
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Character from the Runes book series By Ednah Walters