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What does Erlie mean?

Erlie Pronunciation of Erlie [er-lie] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the name Erlie means "eagle wood". Erlie is a variant form of Early (Old English).

Associated with: old english, eagle, wood (tree).


Erlie has 3 variants: Earley, Earlie and Erly.

Creative forms:
(male) Erell, Erlies, ..

(female) Erel, Ereli, ..

Middle name pairings:
Erlie Dante (E.D.), ..

How popular is Erlie?

Erlie is an unusual first name for men. Erlie is an equally unusual last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular alternative forms of Erlie (outside Top 2000) ranked in the Top 2000 are Early, Earlie and Earley. These forms of Erlie were popular as birth names in the 1900s (average #934), but now, the version Early has fallen out of fashion. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Earley, Earlie, Early in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Erlie is pronounced similarly to Arlea, Arley, Arlie, Arlo, Arlow, Arlowe and Arly. Other recommended names are Allie, Ardie, Arie, Arnie, Artie, Arvie, Birlie, Brilie (see Briley), Burlie, Earle, Ebbie, Eddie, Edlin, Eelia, Eilif, Eli, Elia, Elice, Elie, Elis, Eliu, Elli, Ellice, Ellis, Emlin, Eri, Eric, Erie, Erik, Erin, Eriq, Erix, Erki, Erl, Erle, Erling, Ermin, Ernie, Ernin, Erric, Erve, Ervin, Ervine, Erwin, Eryle, Everlie, Farlie, Harlie, Ilie, Ollie and Wylie. These names tend to be more commonly used than Erlie.

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