What does Erskine mean?
Erskine /er-sk-ine/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' 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.
How popular is Erskine?
Erskine is an uncommon first name for men but a very popular surname for all people (#6203 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Below is a charted comparison of the usage of Erskine and affiliated names. Erwin and Irvin are the prominent variation forms of Erskine (outside Top 1000) listed in the Top 1000. These boy names reached the peak of their popularity during 1900-1909 (usage of 0.794%) and have become much less widespread since, with the forms Erwin and Irvin becoming less fashionable. (2014 Birth Statistics)