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 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)