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What does Erin mean?

Erin /erin/ as a girls' name (also used less widely as boys' name Erin) is pronounced AIR-en. It is of Irish and Gaelic 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.

Associated with: irish

Variations

Erin has 25 variants: Aeran, Aerenne, Aerin, Aerynne, Airin, Aren, Arin, Arinne, Aryn, Eire, Eireann, Eirin, Eirinn, Eiryn, Eirynn, Erienne, Erina, Erinn, Erinna, Erinne, Eryn, Erynn, Kerin, Taryn and Terin.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Erinnia, Ernia, ..

(male) Erein, Erinea, ..

How popular is Erin?

Erin is a very prominent first name for females (#160 out of 4276, Top 4%) and a slightly less prominent surname for all people (#76946 out of 150436, Top 51%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

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Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Presented below is the birth name history of Erin for girls. Erin reached its apex rank of #28 in the U.S. in the 1980s, and is at #325 presently. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Erin name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Erin outside U.S.

Below is a graphed comparison of the history of Erin and associated names. Prominent related forms of Erin (#325 the previous year) listed in the Top 2000 are Taryn (#853 the previous year), Eryn (#1600), Erinn, Arin and Aryn. Usage of these relations of Erin was common among parents 34 years ago (adoption of 0.86%) and is now much diminished (adoption 0.07%, 91.5% less), with the version Erin becoming somewhat outmoded.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Erin, Arin, Aryn, Erinn, Eryn, Taryn in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Erin outside U.S.

Similar Names

Erin is alike in pronunciation to Aeron, Arene, Ariane, Arwen, Arwyn, Auron, Eireen, Eiren, Eirene, Eirian, Eirwen, Erene, Euron, Eurwen, Eurwyn, Ireen, Iren, Irene, Irine, Orane and Oriane. Other recommended names are Adin, Ardin, Corin, Eadin, Eden, Edi, Edie, Edin, Edina, Edlin, Edyn, Egina, Eilin, Einin, Eir, Elain, Eli, Elia, Elian, Elin, Elina, Elis, Ellin, Eman, Emina, Enid, Erena, Erga, Erika, Erike, Eriko, Eris, Eriss, Erla, Erlina, Erma, Ermin (see Ermine), Ermina, Erna, Ervina, Erwina, Erys, Evan, Evia, Evie, Evlin, Gwin, Karin, Korin, Marin, Min, Quin, Tarin and Zin. These names tend to be less frequently used than Erin.


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