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Meaning and Name Origin

Erskine \e-rski-ne, er(s)-kine\ 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.


Erskine is an uncommon first name for men but a very popular surname for all people (#5749 out of 88799, Top 6%). (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 (#unlisted). These boy names reached the peak of their popularity during 1900-1909 and have become much less widespread since, with the forms Erwin and Irvin becoming less fashionable. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

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.