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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 has 9 variant forms: Erskin, Erv, Erve, Ervine, Ervyn, Erwin, Erwyn, Erwynn and Irvin.


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).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Erskine and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Irvin and Erwin. (2014 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.