Eric, a masculine name with Norse roots steeped in Viking mythology and badassry, is both majestic and rugged. Drawing from the Old Norse words ei, meaning “ever” or “alone,” and ríkr, meaning “rule,” Eric is positioned as either the “sole ruler” or, more accurately, the “eternal ruler.” In addition, although Eric does not leave much room for imagination when it comes to its commanding power, its long lineage of kings does not leave any room at all. This is a powerful name that will inspire your child to achieve great things because he is a distant relative of Erik the Red, the famous Viking who founded Greenland.
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