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What is the meaning of the name Erik?

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2009-03-04 15:53:40

Erik derives from the Old Norse name Eirikir, in turn

derived from ei, "ever", and rikir, "ruler". Danish

invaders brought this name to the rest of Central and Western

Europe. Famous bearers of this name include Eirikir inn Rauda, or

Erik the Red, the treacherous discoverer of Greenland.

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