Home > Er- Names

Boy Names Starting with Er-

Er- baby names and what they mean, with 36 results. Er- names are used more often as masculine names. These boy names were at the apex of their popularity in the 1970s (USAGE OF 1.73%) and have become significantly less common since (USAGE 0.32%, 81.3%), with names like Erich becoming somewhat dated. Erdman (TOP 3%) and Ertz (23%) are common Er- last names. Here is the list of Er- names for girls.

Er- names

Eran - Erlie | Erling - Erwin

Eran - Erlie

Origin fr. Hebrew language. "Awake." Eyan is a moderately popular birth name. See also Erno.

Erasmus and variants

Erasmus, var. Erasmo, Erasmios, Erasme
Stems fr. Greek language. "To love." Common as surnames. Compare Erasmus (TOP 61%) and popular surnames Exantus (TOP 21%), Erazmus (99%), which also end with -us.

Erastus and variants

Erastus, var. Erastos, Eraste
Root fr. Greek word. "Beloved." Unconventional. Erastus, Eraste and Erastos are not listed in the US Demographics.

Form of Herbert. Derived fr. Old German element. "Illustrious warrior." Erberto is unique as a children's name.

Ercule, Ercolo1, Ercole1
Forms of Hercules. From Greek word. "Hera's glory." Elcole and Ercoel are creative forms.

Ercole2, var. Ercolo2
Based on Italian element. "Hera's glory." Outside Top 2000.

Derived fr. Hebrew element. "Cedar." Unusual as a children's name, but Erez is comparable to the more familiar Eric. See also Eriq.

Erhard, var. Erhart, Erhardt
Based on Old German word. "Respectful strength." Rare, with the masculine -rd suffix for Erhard, like Eadbhard.

Aric and variants

Erik1, Errick1, Erric, Erik2, Eric1
Forms of Aric. Source fr. Old Norse element. "Complete ruler." Adoption of Eric, Erric, etc. as boys' names in 2015 was down 6.4% compared to the year before.

Eric and variants

Eric2, var. Eryk1, Erkki, Erico1, Errick2, Erix, Erki, Eriq, Erik3, Erico2, Erich1, Erick1, Erek
Based on Old Norse word. "Complete ruler." Eric (UPPER 39%), Erich (25%), Erick (27%) and Erik (95%) occur frequently as last names.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Er- names: Erasmo, Erasmus, Erastus, Eric, Erich

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Er- names: Erick, Erie, Erik, Erin, Eriq

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Er- names: Erle, Errick, Errol, Erroll

Frederick and variants

Eryk2, Erik4, Erico3, Erick2, Eric3, Erich2
Forms of Frederick. Based on Old French, Old German words. "Peaceful ruler." Eric (TOP 39%), Erich (25%), Erick (27%) and Erik (95%) exist frequently as last names.

Errico, Erico4
Forms of Enrique. Derived fr. Spanish, Old German elements. "Home leader." Not Top 2000 names.

Ericson, var. Erikson, Ericksen
Derivative of Scandinavian word. "Son of Eric." Compare surnames Ericsson, Erichson.


.. one of the Great Lakes, the .. Adoption of Erie was at a high 45 years ago. See also Erve.


Form of Aaron. Stems fr. Hebrew language. "Mountain of strength." Unisex name. Erin is familiar as a children's name compared to other forms.

Erin2, var. Erron, Eri
Source fr. Irish, Gaelic. "Ireland." Erin is commonly used as a children's name among these variations.

Earl and variants

Erryl, Erroll, Errol, Erle, Erl
Forms of Earl. Based on Old English element. "Nobleman, warrior, prince." Erle (UPPER 46%) and Erl (82%) exist often as surnames.

Erland1, var. Erlend
Based on Old English, Old Norse elements. "Noble's land; foreigner, stranger." Rare, with the androgynous-sounding -nd suffix for Erland, Erlend, like Edmund.

Var. of Earland. Root fr. Old English language. "Earl's land." Erland is scarcely used as a masculine name, occurring commonly (UPPER 47%) as a last name. See also Orland.

Erly, Erlie
Forms of Early. Stems fr. Old English word. "Eagle wood." Erlie and Erly are rare as baby names.

Quick Reference

Summary Index of names [and variants] for Er- names for boys.

1. Eran - Erlie
Eran, Erasmus [Erasmo, Erasme, Erasmios], Erastus [Eraste, Erastos], Herbert [Erberto], Hercules [Ercole, Ercolo, Ercule], Ercole [Ercolo], Erez, Erhard [Erhart, Erhardt], Aric [Eric, Erik, Erric, Errick], Eric [Erix, Eriq, Erki, Eryk, Erik, Erkki, Erico, Errick, ..], Frederick [Eric, Eryk, Erik, Erich, Erico, Erick], Enrique [Erico, Errico], Ericson [Erikson, Ericksen], Erie, Aaron [Erin], Erin [Eri, Erron], Earl [Erl, Erle, Errol, Erryl, Erroll], Erland [Erlend], Earland [Erland], Early [Erly, Erlie]

Erling, Herman [Ermin, Ermano, Ermanno], Ermenegildo, Hermes [Ermes], Ermin [Erman, Ermano, Ermino, Erminio], Ernan [Ernin], Ernest [Ern, Erno, Ernst, Ernie, Ernesto, Erneszt, Ernestus, Ernestine], Eron, Eros, Errol [Erol, Eryle, Erryl, Erryle, Erroll], Erskine [Erv, Erve, Ervyn, Erwyn, Erwin, Erskin, Ervine, Erwynn], Irving [Erv, Ervin], Ervin, Erving [Ervine], Irwin [Erwyn, Erwin, Erwinn], Erwin

Usage comparison for Er- names