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Erin Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Erin is of Gaelic and Irish origin.

The meaning of Erin is "peace, Ireland".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 325  in baby name popularity for girls with 1013 occurrences.  It ranked 2456 in popular baby names for boys with 51 occurrences. 

View the Erin Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Erin has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Erin to other names.


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Related Names

Erin is a form of the name Eirinn.

Variants of the name Erin include Aeryn, Aerynn, Arin, Eirinn, Eron, Errin, Eryn, Erynn.

The name Aerenia is a form of Erin.

Other Tidbits

Erin falls into the place name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Erin Moran.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Erin in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Erin.

Just for fun, see the name Erin in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Erin in Nautical Flags page.

Names Like This

Irish names usually contain a given, middle and family name.

Given names frequently have their source in the Roman Catholic faith, or are derived from the traditional Gaelic.

Some Gaelic or old Irish names date back to the Celtic origins of Gaelach (Ireland). These names find their basis in ancient pagan religions, myths, legends, and superstitions held by the Gaels.