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What does Erskine mean?

Erskine Pronunciation of Erskine 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.


ASSOCIATED WITH scottish, gaelic, high (great), hill (mountain), 20th century (modern)


VARIANTS Erskin, Erv, Erve, Ervine, Ervyn, Erwin, Erwyn, Erwynn, Irvin



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How 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)

Erskine entered the list in 1890-1899 and reached its peak rank of #1215 in the U.S. in the 1940s, but is not listed at the moment. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Erskine name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

Erwin and Irvin (#1379 FROM CURRENT RECORDS) are the prominent variation forms of Erskine listed in the Top 2000. These forms of Erskine were favored by parents during 1910-1919 (MEDIAN #637) and have become much less widespread since (#1793, DOWN 94.6%), with forms such as Irvin becoming less fashionable.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Erskine, Erwin, Irvin in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Arsene, Craine, Elgine, Erie, Erin, Erki, Erkki (see Eric), 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.

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