What does Erin mean?
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 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: Eierin, Erinei, Erineu. [more]
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. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Erin for girls. Erin was first listed in 1950-1959 and reached its apex rank of #28 in the U.S. in the 1980s, and is at #325 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of Erin and associated names. Prominent related forms of Erin (#325 2 years ago) listed in the Top 1000 are Taryn (#853 2 years ago) and Eryn. Adoption of these relations of Erin was common among parents in the year 1995 (usage of 0.5613%) and is somewhat less today (usage 0.274%, 51.2% less). Erin is more ubiquitous than the rest, while Taryn has become less contemporary. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Erin▲ is alike in pronunciation to Eiren, Eirian, Erene, Euron, Iren and Irine. Other recommended similar baby names are Edin, Elin▲, Erena, Eris, Erma▼, Ermin, Erna▼ and Erwina. These names tend to be less frequently used than Erin.