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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, Top 4%) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#57403 out of 88799, Top 65%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Erin for girls. Erin reached its highest rank of #28 in the U.S. in 1980-1989. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Erin name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Erin and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Erin (#325), Taryn (#853) and Eryn. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Erin, Eryn, Taryn in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Erin, Eryn, Taryn outside U.S.

Similar Names

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.