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Erin (boy)

What does Erin mean?

Erin Pronunciation of Erin [erin] as a boys' name (also used more regularly as girls' name Erin) is pronounced AIR-en. It is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Erin is "Ireland". May also be a respelling of Aaron. Today, Erin is more commonly used for girls.

Associated with: irish.


Erin has 2 variants: Eri and Erron.

27 more relations via Aaron: Aaran, Aaren, Aarin, Aaryn, Aeron, Aeryn, Ahran, Ahren, Ahron, Airen, Airyn, Aran, Arand, Arek, Aren, Arend, Ari, Arin, Arnie, Aron, Arran, Arron, Arun, Auron, Ayren, Ayron and Ron.

2 feminine forms: Arin and Taryn.

Creative forms:
(male) Enin, Erein, ..

(female) Eria, Ernia, ..

Middle name pairings:
Erin Angus (E.A.), ..

How popular is Erin?

Erin is a somewhat popular first name for males (#802 out of 1220, Top 66%) and also a somewhat popular last name for both adults and children (#76946 out of 150436, Top 51%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Erin entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its highest position of #473 in the U.S. in the 1970s, but is not found in the list currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Popular related forms of Erin rated in the Top 2000 are Aaron (#52 a year ago), Aren, Ari (#402), Arin, Arnie, Aron (#739), Arran, Arron, Arun and Ron. Other forms, like Aarin, are uncommon. These relations of Erin were favored by parents in 1994 (average #1235) and are somewhat less widespread today (#1563, 46% less usage), with versions such as Arron becoming less in vogue. Aaron is more familiar than the rest, although Ari appears to be becoming a favorite too.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Erin, Aaron, Aren, Ari, Arin in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Arnie, Aron, Arron, Arun, Ron in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Aaron, Aron, Arran outside U.S.

Similar Names

Erin is alike in pronunciation to Arian, Arien, Arion, Arren, Arrin, Arwyn, Aryon, Eirian, Eran, Eron, Erwin, Erwinn, Erwyn, Erwynn, Eurion, Irwin, Irwinn, Irwyn, Oran, Orin, Orion, Orran, Orren, Orwin and Oryon. Other recommended names are Adin, Ardin, Arvin, Bain, Brain, Eden, Edin, Edrik, Edun, Edwin, Eian, Ekon, Elan, Elian, Elie, Elis, Emil, Eoin, Eon, Erez, Eric, Erick, Erie, Erik, Eriq, Erix, Erl, Erle, Ermin, Ern, Ernie, Ernin, Erno, Erol, Eros, Ervin, Eryk, Even, Evin, Ewen, Ewin, Ewing, Ezio, Flin, Larin, Orsin, Pain, Quin, Rain and Tarin. These names tend to be less frequently used than Erin.

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