Erin Name Meaning & Origin

Erin

Pronunciation: EH-rin (key)

Origin of the name Erin:

Derived from the Gaelic Érinn, the dative case of Érie, which is the Irish name for Ireland. Though Erin is popular in England and the U.S., it is not normally bestowed as a given name in Ireland.

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Nicknames for Erin

Ren, Rin, Rone, Erone, Er-er, Nire, Erey, Erena, "E", Roni, Eirwin, Ern, Er, Er-Bear, Ez, Ezzy, Ezzie, Erie, Cherry Erie, Ezz, Eri, Rin-Rin, Erry,

Meanings and history of the name Erin

From Eireann, the genitive case of Gaelic Eire, meaning "Ireland".

Famous real-life people named Erin

Erin Andrews, American sports reporter for ESPN
Erin Brockovich, American environmental activist
Erin Cumming, American actress
Erin Heatherton, American supermodel
Erin Karpluck, Canadian Actress
Erin Wasson, American supermodel
Erin Sanders, American actress
Erin Sullivan, British actress
Erin Krakow, American actress (mostly recognised on the Hallmark series When Calls The Heart)

Erin in song, story & screen

Erin Walton, middle daughter of the Walton family of the eponymous TV series of the 1970s. This may be where many people first heard the name, as it was very uncommon before the first season of this show.
Erin Silver, a minor character on "Beverly Hills 90210" and a lead on the new "90210"
"Erin O'Connor" by The Long Blondes. A tribute to the English fashion model.

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