User comments for Erin (Meaning / History Only)

One meaning of the name Erin is: a fair jewel set in a tranquil sea.
eecny  6/8/2005
This is my name and although I didn't like it at first I got used to it. :)
Erin can also mean "girl" (I've only ever seen this meaning listed anywhere once) and "peace" (I've seen this listed in heaps of names books and websites - the address for one of these sites is Erin is actually a poetic name for Ireland and was derived from the word "Eire".
ezy_lou  12/10/2005
Erin is derived from Eireann, which is the Gaelic word for Ireland. It doesn't mean "peace," it doesn't mean "jewel," and it most certainly is not a feminization of Aaron.
― Anonymous User  5/14/2006
Can I just say Aaron and Erin have nothing in relation at all. Erin means Ireland.
― Anonymous User  1/19/2007
Erin is also occasionally (albeit rarely) used as a nickname/shortening of Catherine/Katherine. It seems to be primarily an Eastern European trend.
― Anonymous User  6/2/2007
Someone above said Erin meant Ireland. In what language might I ask? I am nearly certain the Irish for Ireland is Eire.
Clodagh  8/17/2007
Clodagh, Erin comes from the Irish Gaelic 'Eireann', which means 'Irish'. Have you ever heard the phrase 'Is d'Eireann me' (sp?) It means 'I am of Ireland/I am Irish'. You are right in that 'Eire' means 'Ireland'. Erin go bragh!
Katheros  8/30/2007
The Irish word for Ireland is "Éire." The dative case (after a preposition) is "Éirinn" and the genitive (possessive) case is "Éireann." "Erin" is an English adaptation of the name. ("Erin go bragh" is properly "Éire go brách" (though the gh spelling was once used).
Kosta  9/26/2007
The name Erin comes from the Gaelic "Eireann" meaning "Western Isle". My name is Erin and I love it! It's one of the loveliest names ever!
reverie  10/26/2007
Erin means peace in Greek, so in ways it does mean peace. It also means genius and blessing in Japanese and small grey owl to aboriginal people. I personally like the name myself but when I was at primary school I really didn't like it. But the name Erin has so many different meanings in different languages and we cannot say it doesn't mean a certain thing because it is not English.

I love my name now! :P
Manga mad Erin  4/23/2011
It came from the Greek word "eros" which means love.
― Anonymous User  2/21/2016

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