Meaning and name origin
Erskine \e-rski-ne, er(s)-kine\ as a boy's name is pronounced ERS-kin. It is of Scottish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Erskine is "high cliff; verdant hill". Derived from a place in Scotland near Glasgow. Used as a given name only in the 20th century. Authors Erskine Caldwell, Erskine Childers.
Erskine is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#5749 out of 88799, Top 6%) (2000 U.S. Census).