Origin and Meaning
Erin’s origin is an English derivative of an Irish word Erinn, which actually means ‘Ireland’ the country.
Erin is a female name that has over twenty derivatives, however, both sexes have been known to use the name.
In Ireland, Erin is not a particularly popular name unlike in the UK. In England, Erin is the 26th most popular baby girl’s name in 2012 (Office of National Statistics) and in Wales from the same study it was placed in 33rd position.
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