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Meaning and name origin
Erin \e-rin\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Erin), is pronounced AIR-en. It is of Gaelic and Irish origin, and the meaning of Erin is "Ireland". From Éirinn and Éire. Poetic name for the island used in songs and poems. The root word is very old, having been used as the name of the island since the first century BC.
Erin has 25 variant forms: Aeran, Aerenne, Aerin, Aerynne, Airin, Aren, Arin, Arinne, Aryn, Eire, Eireann, Eirin, Eirinn, Eiryn, Eirynn, Erienne, Erina, Erinn, Erinna, Erinne, Eryn, Erynn, Kerin, Terin and Taryn.
Erin is a very popular first name for females (#160 out of 4276) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#57403 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Erin for girls (2015 statistics).
Erin is also pronounced similarly to Eiren, Eirian, Erene, Euron, Iren and Irine. Other suggested similar baby names are Edin, Elin, Erena, Eris, Erma, Ermin, Erna and Erwina. These names tend to be less commonly used than Erin.
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