Erin

Erin - A very unique female name



  Sep 25,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Erin, meaning from the island to the west, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1913 on position #1025. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Erin and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Erin? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Erin. The baby girl name Erin was given to 1,199 baby girls in 2012, ranking #262 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 1,179 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Erin peaked in popularity 34 years ago in 1983 on position 18.



Famous with this name

Erin Daniels
Erin Pitt
Erin Cahill


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Erin is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Erin is currently topping the baby name charts in Mississippi at position #133 - and is the least popular in Utah at position #610.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Erin is where you live.


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Erin origin and meaning

Erin is a 4 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means from the island to the west. To see famous people named Erin, pop culture references for the name Erin and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Erin

We've found the following names that sound similar to Erin, sorted by popularity.

Erma / Erna / Eryn / Erinn / Erminia / Erynn / Eriana / Erianna / Erina / Earma /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012262
2011233
2010215
2009193
2008161
2007140
2006131
2005112
200495
200380
200272
200160
200060
199958
199857
199752
199651
199549
199445
199348
199246
199144
199043
198940
198837
198734
198630
198526
198425
198318
198220
198119
198020
197921
197821
197723
197624
197538
197447
197379
197293
197192
1970110
1969114
1968174
1967185
1966208
1965223
1964229
1963255
1962277
1961270
1960266
1959248
1958259
1957274
1956525
1955720
1954722
19531089
19521007
1951922
19501153
19491092
19481102
19471046
19461106
19451165
19441717
19431119
19421577
19411519
19381615
19361600
19231175
19221902
19211255
19201371
19191795
19181811
19171431
19161106
19151040
19141145
19131025

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Mississippi133
Massachusetts159
Alabama161
North Carolina174
New Jersey180
Connecticut184
South Carolina184
Pennsylvania205
Maryland208
Nebraska210
Tennessee211
New York214
District of Columbia220
Michigan235
Georgia242
Virginia247
Florida250
Illinois252
New Hampshire254
Wisconsin256
Kentucky256
Arkansas270
Minnesota278
Washington279
Oklahoma279
Indiana285
Ohio286
Louisiana287
Iowa288
Nevada290
Hawaii293
Missouri300
West Virginia315
New Mexico333
Arizona348
Texas354
Kansas367
California382
Oregon407
Colorado449
Utah610

Even more about Erin


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Erin a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Erin?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1983
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Erin
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 1,179
Letter count 4
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1913
2012 births +1,199

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