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pinWhat does Erskine mean?

Erskine /er-sk-ine/ 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.


Erskine has 9 variants: Erskin, Erv, Erve, Ervine, Ervyn, Erwin, Erwyn, Erwynn and Irvin.

Kreatif forms: Elskine, Emskine, Erskien. [more]

pinHow 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. Demographics)

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 forms of Erskine were favored by parents during 1900-1909 (median #206) and have become much less widespread since, with forms such as Irvin becoming less fashionable. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Erwin, Irvin in U.S.

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

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Suggested similar baby names are Arsene, Craine, Elgine, Erie, Erin, Erki, Erkki, Erlie, Erling, Ermin, Ermino, Ernestine, Ernie, Ernin, Ervin, Erving, Erwinn, Eskil, Fraine, Irvine, Rankine and Urbaine. These names tend to be more commonly used than Erskine.