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GenderFeminine

Meaning & History

From the name of an Irish goddess, who according to legend gave her name to Ireland (which is called Éire in Irish). In reality, the goddess probably got her name from that of the island, which may mean something like "abundant land" in Old Irish.
Other Languages & CulturesIreland, Arin, Eireann, Erin, Eryn English Eireann, Erin Irish

Categories

goddesses, legend, mythology, uncertain etymology
Entry added October 30, 2011   Contribute