Eric as a First Name

How Common is the First Name Eric?

We estimate that there are 810,136 people named Eric who are currently alive and were born in the United States. Eric is the 30th most common for men, and the 42nd most common overall.

How Old are People Named Eric?

The average person named Eric is 40.39 years old.

Is Eric a Popular Baby Name Right Now?

1,549 people named Eric were born in the U.S. in 2022. It was the 229th most popular name for boys, and the 429th most popular overall.

The popularity of Eric peaked between 1973–1976, when it was the 13th most popular name for baby boys.

Is Eric a Boy's Name or a Girl's Name?

Eric is almost exclusively a male name. 99.5% of people named Eric are male.

Popularity of Eric in England

In 2020, Eric was the 129th most popular name for boys in England and Wales.