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Ermine

What does Ermine mean?

Ermine Pronunciation of Ermine [er-mine] as a girls' name is of Old French origin, and the meaning of Ermine is "weasel". The fur of the ermine weasel derives its name from the medieval Latin for weasel, armenius mus meaning "Armenian mouse". A name with royal connotations, as the fur of the ermine weasel, which turns white in winter, is used for robes of royalty. The name is also a variant of the German name Hermine, a feminine form of Herman.

Associated with: medieval, white.

Variations

Ermine has 4 variants: Ermin, Ermina, Erminia and Erminne.

1 more different relation via Hermine: Erminine.

Creative forms:
(female) Eimine, Elmine, ..

(male) Ermige, Ermike, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ermine Isha (E.I.), ..

How popular is Ermine?

Ermine is a rare first name for females. Ermine is a rare last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Ermine reached its top rank of #1264 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not ranked at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular related forms of Ermine ranked in the Top 2000 are Ermina, Erminia, Herman and Hermine. Usage of these forms of Ermine was more pronounced among parents a century ago.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ermine, Ermina, Erminia, Herman, Hermine in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ermine and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Ermine is alike in pronunciation to Armen, Armine, Armyne, Ermyne and Irmine. Other recommended names are Ardine, Arline, Armina, Arminie, Carmine, Earline, Edwine, Eimile, Elaine, Eline, Elmina, Elvine, Emina, Emmie, Erene, Erike, Erin, Erina, Erinn, Erinne, Erlene, Erlina, Erline, Erminie, Ernice, Ervina, Erwina, Esmie, Evline, Irine, Irmina, Irminie (see Erma) and Trine. These names tend to be more frequently used than Ermine.

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