Endorsemonial in Wikipedia about Eric Roth


“The given name Eric, Erik, or Erick is derived from the Old Norse name Eiríkr (or Eríkr in Eastern Scandinavia due to monophthongization). The first element, ei- is derived either from the older Proto-Norse *aina, meaning “one, alone, unique”, as in the form Æinrikr explicitly, or from *aiwa “long time, eternity”. The second element -ríkr stems either from *ríks “king, ruler” (cf. Gothic reiks) or from the therefrom derived *ríkijaz “kingly, powerful, rich”. The name is thus usually taken to mean “sole ruler, autocrat” or “eternal ruler, ever powerful.”

There are seven theories for the name Roth:

  • the spilling of blood from the warrior class of ancient Germanic Deutsch soldier
  • ethnic name for an Anglo-Saxon, derived from rot (meaning “red” in pre-7th century), referencing red-haired people
  • topographical name, derived from rod (meaning “wood”), referencing a dweller in such a location
  • derivative from hroth (from the Proto-Germanic word for “fame”; related to hrod)
  • locale name for 18th century Ashkenazi refugees to Germany
  • derivative from roe (king) in the ancient Danish language
  • of the red colour of clay, as in pottery (Deutsch)

Source: Wikipedia