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Erin is a gorgeous name. I am surprised it isn't more popular. I think that Erin would be a pretty girl who is down to earth and easy to get along with. It is easy to spell and pronounce (eh-rin). It is a classic name but there aren't 10 of them in a class. Great name!
I love this name so much. It is so simple and sweet!
Anyone who disrespects the name Erin is hating on a country.
Erin sounds like herring to me.
Well, this is my name, and I think it's a good name. Sure, it might be very 90's, but since I did not grow up in the 90's I haven't had to deal with sharing my name with a couple dozen classmates, and I am grateful for that. I would not want to be just another Sophia or Emma. I am proud to be an Erin.
Just skimming the comments, I'm surprised how negatively people feel about this name. I've always seen it as a very pretty and better-than-average name, though it's dated now and hasn't picked up in popularity. I wonder why there hasn't been any major celebs or characters with this name. It's so pretty. I never saw it as being much like Aaron at all. It's a very feminine-looking name and looks completely different. It's a name that some people of my generation have, so you might be able to guess that most women with this name are not super young. Most Erins do seem to have Irish ancestry, but it can be for anyone. It's a name that's like Kimberly, Alyssa, Courtney, Candace, Cara, Lindsay, Brie, Allison, Stacy...somewhere along that generation and vibe.
Also a Welsh name.
I like Erin for a girl because it's not too common and better than "Ireland". Strongly dislike on a boy; Erin is too feminine to be a boy name.
Erin is also Finnish. The name day for Erin in Finland is November 7.
It's a meh name. I prefer the pronunciation EH-REEN and EH-REN. I also don't like the meaning of the name. But I like the spelling, it gives me vibes of a name a fairy would have.
Erin Daniels is an American actress. She played Dana Fairbanks on The L Word.
Weak and very limp, plus dated to the 90s.
I love this name! I like it 100% more that Eireann, and it's a beautiful name that I can imagine on any age.
I like Erin, I think it is a striking and vibrant name. It is also simple, easy to pronounce and very beautiful. However, I only see it as a girl's name, not a boy's. I have always believed that it was a strictly feminine name, but I just realized that it was not. If your name is Erin, it may be difficult for you to appreciate it when you are young, but I want you to know that it is a great name and you should wear it with pride.
A wonderful name, it ages well and it is a special name.
I agree with the Anonymous User who posted on 12/29/20. I disagree with the Anonymous User who posted on 11/6/20.
It sounds nice and I like that it’s Irish but personally I would never use it because I know at least three Erins who are all complete weirdos.
Gross and grubby.
Oooh one of my favourites! Erin is a beautiful name in my opinion, and it has stuck with me ever since I first found it! The only problem is that I don’t know what spelling I would use! Erin, or Erinn, or Eryn, or Erynn... argh! XD.
Also Finnish name. Finnish name day November 7.
It sounds like an angel name! Erin is an angel name!
Love it!
I like it, it’s a beautiful and perfect name for a girl.
I have this name and I have mixed feelings about it. It's a pain to have people mispronounce it but it's not a pain to write down and it only has two syllables.
Cool name. Not too girly.
It's okay. Definitely a better name than Ireland.
The name "Erin" in Japanese kanji:エリン (Erin) Pronounced: Eh-rin.
At first, I didn’t like my name but after I found out that it was an Irish/Celtic name with a meaning of it, the name grew on me. Now I found in Japan it also has a meaning to it and I love it even more!
Very pretty!
As a guy with the given name Erin when I was born in 1970, it made school life quite miserable. I was constantly told I had a girl's name or at least told it was spelt the girls way. Even at almost 50 years old I have only met ONE other guy with it spelt this way. At 17-18 I began asking to be called a name of my choice & only family calls me Erin anymore.
Erin Elise Bates Paine is the daughter of Gil and Kelly Jo of the reality show “Bringing Up Bates” she is currently married to Chad and has three children; Carson, Brooklyn and Everly.
My name is Erin. I honestly HATE it. It's constantly misspelled and not only that it does not sound like a "pretty girl" name which I envy the girls in my class who are called Callie, Breanne, Savannah, Elyce, all names that are very smooth and not choppy at all. I HATE my name and it's so plain and boring. I hate when I'm called by the teacher like: "ERINNNNNNNNNNNNNN" it's SO annoying to hear AIR-IN all day long, it's so plain T. I'm only named it because my dad is Irish and I personally hate Ireland! I've visited and it SUCKS!
I am a male and my middle name is Eirinn. It is gender neutral. I am of Irish ancestry and so the name is fitting, and I like it. It sounds good and it's different.
My name is Erin, and I've only ever met one other Erin in my life. I do think it's a boring name, but it always meant a lot to me, as my father is Irish and that's where my parents first met. Besides this, I don't see much wrong with the name besides the often misspells and lack of character.
You know how "plain Jane" is an outdated saying because Jane isn't really a common name anymore? It doesn't rhyme so it lacks the staying power of plain Jane, but I think plain Erin is far more apt. To me, it's the most bland name possible except maybe Jay or Ella. The uncooked, unmarinated tofu of names. But the plus side: if your name is Erin, you can be anybody and bring your own spice to the name. I have no preconceived notion of what an Erin will be like. (Besides, preconceived notions are almost always wrong, aren't they?) I don't say this to be hurtful to anyone whose name is Erin or who has named their child Erin. Obviously, we have a difference of opinion, and I am not saying mine is correct. It's just what Erin evokes for me. Or doesn't evoke, to be more precise.
In 2018, 27 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Erin who is registered female with the Social Security Administration. It is the 168th most common female first name for living U.S. citizens.
I absolutely love this name! I think it's so beautiful.
My name is Erin and it sucks. As a kid when we had Christmas parties in school, the kids would misspell my name on the cards. When restaurants ask for my name it is always spelt Aaron on the receipt. The name doesn't even match me. I have no Irish heritage at all. Being named a country I have no relationship with at all, I feel as if the name is not a part of me at all which is weird because your name defines you as a person. I feel out of touch with it as well because if I meet another person named Erin, it is most likely a woman older than me born sometime between 1970-1980s. And finally, it's just really boring and plain.
It's nice but I feel that it's out of place on people who aren't Irish.
A very ugly name.
It's nice, but I can think of about 3 Erins off the top of my head. The sound is nice, it's just... so common it's become a little dull, such as a name like Liam or Emily.
Erin Foster is an American comedy writer and performer. She is the daughter of record producer David Foster and former model Rebecca Foster, and the sister of actress Sara Foster.
Erin Margaret Murphy is an American actress who is known for her role as young Tabitha Stephens in the television sitcom Bewitched, in 103 episodes from the show's third season to the last original episode in 1972. For the first season, she shared this role with her fraternal twin sister, Diane, as they were of similar appearance and stature. As they got older and looked less alike, Erin played the role solely.
Erin Grey Van Oosbree, credited as Grey DeLisle and Grey Griffin, is an American voice actress and singer-songwriter. She has done voice acting for numerous animated films, television shows, and video games. Her voice roles include Vicky from The Fairly OddParents, Samantha "Sam" Manson from Danny Phantom, Mandy from The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, Frankie Foster, Duchess, and Goo from Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, Yumi Yoshimura from Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi, Azula from Avatar: The Last Airbender, Kimiko Tohomiko from Xiaolin Showdown, and Lola, Lana, and Lily Loud from The Loud House. She has been the voice of Daphne Blake in the Scooby-Doo cartoons and direct-to-videos since 2001. In video games, she voices Amanda Valenciano Libre from Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker.
Erin Marie Moran was an American actress, best known for playing Joanie Cunningham on the sitcom Happy Days and its spin-off Joanie Loves Chachi. Moran was born in Burbank, California in 1960. At the age of six, she was cast as Jenny Jones in the television series Daktari, which ran from 1966 to 1969. In 1968, she made her feature-film debut in How Sweet It Is! With Debbie Reynolds. She appeared in 80 Steps to Jonah and Watermelon Man. She made regular appearances on The Don Rickles Show in 1972. She made guest appearances in The Courtship of Eddie's Father, My Three Sons, Bearcats! And Family Affair. As a young child, she was also on the television series Gunsmoke.
Erin Simmons is a Canadian snowboarder, specializing in the snowboard cross event. Simmons made her World Cup debut in December 2001 at Whistler, BC. Her first World Cup podium came in February 2004, when she won bronze at an event in Niigata.
My middle name is Erin! When I was younger, I used to spell it Eirn, so now on my library card from years ago still says Eirn...
Also, The Office. Erin and I are similar. Both pretty funny, kinda clumsy, and do the best we can (although sometimes we speak our minds :3).
Erin O’Neill, Fabio Borini’s wife is a model from Liverpool. She was scouted by a top modeling agency at the age of 17 but turned down the opportunity to concentrate on her studies. After graduating, she entered the industry and has since made a name for herself as a model. The couple have been married since 2015.
I like this name because it's simple, but not boring or overused.
The name Erin was given to 58 boys born in the US in 2015.
It's quite a versatile name; I can see it on any type of girl. A blonde "mean girl," a nerdy girl with glasses, a tomboy who plays lots of sports, they could all be Erin in my eyes. However, this versatility has made the name a little boring, in my opinion. Because it's so common and can fit so many types of girls, it's lost a lot of charm that a more unusual name would have. Don't get me wrong, it's not a bad name at all, it's just plain. If one wants to honor their Irish heritage, I would suggest looking for a less common Irish name instead, something with a bit more originality than Erin.
My name is Erinn. I didn't like the name as a little girl. I like it well enough now. I enjoy meeting other Erinns no matter how they spell it. My mother always said Erin could be a boy or girl, but Erinn was a girl spelling and that it was an Irish-American derivative of Eirann. In the area I grew up it was pronounced air-in. My mother is from New Jersey. When we moved there, it was pronounced Ehrin. The only thing I don't like is defending the spelling of my name to rude people who tell me it's spelled wrong because of the extra n.
It came from the Greek word "eros" which means love.
Erin is actually a unisex name, though more rarely used in a male's name than a female's.
Erin is such a cute name. I love this name a lot! :D.
My name is Erin and my family is Scottish... awkward. I used to hate my name because it's so simple, but now I'm okay with it. I don't particularly like or dislike it. Sometimes it can seem boring or even weird (if I really think about it). I did an exchange to France and my family pronounced my name more like "Erine" (ehr-een), and I actually like that more than how it's pronounced in English. We also have Polish friends who pronounce my name "Irene". There's also a lot of words that can sound like "Erin", so I always think someone is calling my name, which gets annoying. My middle name's Mackenzie, and though I like Mackenzie even less than Erin, I think they go pretty well together.
I've been seeing in these last few years Arin being a common variation.I too, was born in the 80's and have pronounced it AIR-in. My dad's side is Irish, so we all had to have Irish names. I think the variation Eerin would've been neat; I love owls. I grew up in a small town and no one else was named Erin in my school. I used to hate my name, but I like it more now, since it sounds more androgynous.I usually pronounce the Aaron as "Ah-ron". There was a guy I use to work with as a teenager with the variation "Eron".Just this week at work I had a customer that was excited to be helped by another "Aaron/Erin".
I like the name Erin, but I prefer the simular Eruda. It's got more of a ring to it.
A lot of Erin's I know pronounce it EH-rin.
My dumb parents think it's pronounced "ERR-in" and that "AIR-in" is a boy's name. I grew up in the 80's with lots and lots of "Erins" who were pronouncing their names as "AIR-in". It's nice but dated. Just one of those things.
My name is Erin. I was Born in the late 70's and the name was not popular at all in Toronto, Canada. When I was little I did not like my name at all. I didn't meet another Erin until I was in High School and I hated that people were always spelling my name wrong! It wasn't until I was older and learning about my family history in Ireland and the meaning of my name, did I learn to love the name! But I am a purist, I don't like the adding of letters; ERIN- short and simple.
My name is Erin and I'm not even Irish lo. I'm from Hawaii. But I still love my name! It's simple and pretty :)
This is my name (I am a pale, freckled and bespectacled brunette of predominantly Irish heritage), which my significant other has pointed out makes my blind hatred of names like Brooklyn and London/Londyn/Lundyn horribly hypocritical, but what can you do? This name is also a strange one, because although there were several Erins in my class when I was a child, now that I'm an adult I seldom meet anyone who shares my name; where did they all go?Anyway. I neither love nor hate my name, but I suppose it suits me well enough, and it does give me an advantage over the Britneys, Ashleys, Sarahs and Emilys in that when someone's shouting for Erin at work, nobody has to guess which one they mean. And really, isn't that what matters?
Whether people pronounce it the same as Aaron or not, depends on where you live in the United States. I'm from New England, and when I lived there, there was a clear distinction between my name, "Erin", and the masculine name, "Aaron". However, when I moved south of the Mason Dixon line, people would pronounce them the same, which irritates me to no end, but they just don't have an ear for the correct pronunciation of my name (ERR-IN).
My name is Erin. I don't have any Irish background, but I have reddish hair and lots of freckles (UGH!) so Erin tends to fit me. I don't really care for the name though because people spell it wrong all the time. Another thing that makes me mad is that when people ask what my name is and I say "Erin" they always think I said something else... I've gotten "Ann" "Karen" "Mary" and "Heron." I wish my name was something else, but I would never change it as I feel that is disrespectful to my parents. I like Erin Elizabeth (which is my full name) but sometimes I prefer to go by Elizabeth.. because it's prettier and Biblical.
My middle name is Erin, and I like it! I've only ever met 1 other person with that name, she used to live next door to us and it was her first name. My first name is Cassidy, so all together I think Cassidy Erin [strange both Irish and I'm not!] sounds great together.
I love this name and am blessed my parents decided to give me such a beautiful name. Since I am part Irish, but American, they decided this was the perfect name to call their baby girl. They chose to use the actual Gaelic spelling Eireann which I think is a great way to spell it despite what other people think, especially those who feel that it's stupid to spell it any other way than Erin. I love that spelling as well and a few other ways it has been chosen to be spelled. The way I see it is like this... Parents are picking a name & spelling for their baby that they treasure and has a special meaning to them... It's always a heartfelt and loving choice. That's a beautiful thing no matter what letters are used to spell it out! Thank you all for hearing me out. Blessed be!
"Erin go Bragh" can be found all over Ireland. It is an anglicized version of the Gaelic "Éirinn go Brách", both translating to "Ireland Forever".
I see some confusion here.
Erin is the anglicized spelling of the Gaelic (Irish) Éirinn, meaning Ireland. It is neutral in sex, although strongly favors female.
Aaron is Hebrew (the first High Priest of Israel and older brother of Moses) and means "mountain of strength". It is strictly male.
American-English, being the bastardized language it is, has watered the pronunciation of both names down to sound like "air-ren". However, they are NOT the same name, and really are exchangeable by American pronunciation only.
This is my name.
I, being male, have disliked going by this name, as it is predominately a female name. I actually started going by my over-used middle name, Michael, in 3rd grade to get away from the confusion a boy with a girl name has to put up with.
However, my wife and I just had our second child earlier this June, a daughter, and I thought it would be cool to hand the name down to her.
So I am Erin Michael, and she is Erin Morgan.
Erin Moran is an actress who played the character of Joanie Cunningham on the television shows Happy Days and also Joanie Loves Chachi.
I've NEVER hear it pronounced like its given. I've always heard it pronounced identical to Aaron, (AIR-in).
I have a friend named Erin (girl) and a friend named Aaron (boy). Which, since we pronounce them both the same in America, is annoying when you try to call one over but they both show up. :) Anyway, I like this name but where I live it's really common.
Nothing says silly like naming your daughter after a country. It's as bad as any other place names like Brooklyn, Africa and London. Even if it's derived from the country's name in its own language, Erin is silly.If you're of Irish background and want to honour your heritage, use an Irish name that's either anglicised or has a pronunciation familiar to English speakers.
I'm glad it means small grey owl in aboriginal because I love owls! >_< ^o^
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
Erin does not mean peace in Greek, as another user said, but I can see where they'd make that mistake. The Greek word for peace is ειρήνη, pronounced ee-REE-nee, and to someone who didn't know the correct pronunciation, the anglicized eirene could be perceived as sounding like Erin. I've never liked this name, really. It feels too "faux-Irish", as in the Irish names invented by Irish-Americans, or often just made by "gaelicizing" an English name with extra g's, h's, and a's/e's. I'm all for being connected to your roots and honoring your heritage, but I think you should do that by choosing a name actually used in your country of origin. Maybe it is used in Ireland now, but I still feel that way. In addition to that, I just don't like the way it sounds.
Hi, we are a family in Brittany, France. We named our third daughter Erinn. We celebrate her name day on Saint Patrick's day. When do other Erinn in the world celebrate their Name Day, since it is not a celebrated Christian name...? Thanks!
I love this name and may call my child this in the future. However it is a bit overused but that doesn't really matter as it's just so beautiful!Middle names for Erin - Beth, Grace, Kathryn, Elizabeth, Chloe.Hope this helps anyone!
Simple and pretty. I like it very much.
Love this name sooo much, it's just so cute! :D
I have a friend named Erin who is cute and blonde and at least partly Irish. She pronounces it EH-rin. Honestly, before I searched this name up, I never realised that anyone would pronounce it the same as Aaron. I've only ever heard it pronounced as my friend pronounces it here in Australia.
My sister's name. I'm not a fan personally, but it has a nice meaning.
As for Aaron being pronounced with the a of "bat" or "cat," I myself (a northeastern American) pronounce it with the a of "care," which is certainly a common pronunciation.
Erin Misrahe is the mane character in the book "Persistence of Memory."
Erin Wagner made the final 4 of Cycle 13 of America's Next Top Model.
Erin Wagner one of my favorite models is German and Polish, not Irish.
Erin Mackey (or Nash, I'm not quite sure which one) is an American actress who has played Glinda in Wicked in many productions, including Chicago, Broadway, and Los Angeles.
Erin Walton is the daughter of John and Olivia Walton on the tv show the Waltons.
There always seems to be a lot of confusion between the pronunciation differences of Erin, Aaron, and Eireann. Erin is pronounced E-rin (with "E" sounding like bet or pet and "rin" sounding like bin or pin). Aaron is pronounced A-rin (with "A" sounding like bat or cat and "rin" sounding like bin or pin). Eireann is pronounced ER-in (with "ER" sounding like air and "in" sounding like bin or pin). That said, these pronunciations are based on a Northeastern American accent.
Famous bearer: supermodel Erin O'Connor.
I would never use it since I'm not Irish and I don't particularly like non-traditional names, but it's pretty enough. As an alternative, there is Erinna, an ancient Greek poetess's name. I added it to "Submitted Names".
It's a lovely, simple name, but too common for me to want to use it, and it makes me think of Erin Brady, the ghastly catfighting girlfriend of Steven Tyler.
My name is Saoirse and I was born in Ireland and have lived here all my life. To carry on the tradition of Irish names in my family I have named my daughter Erin.
I love the name, but it's definitely overused. I'm a high school student, and I have several friends with different versions of the same pronunciation (Several Erins, a couple Aarons, and an Aerin - we've had to make up all kinds of crazy nicknames; it's awful). It's terribly confusing. I think I could only give it as a middle name because of the sheer number of people I know that have it (or a variation).
Not all Americans pronounce Erin and Aaron alike. In the east, at least, they are distinct. (See my note at "Aaron.") There are many accents in the U.S. just as there are in any country large enough. As far as "Americans pronounc[ing] everything weirdly," everyone thinks that the way they speak is normal. Anyone's accent seems weird to someone not accustomed to it.
Short, sweet, and simple in my opinion. (Though I'm not just saying this because it's my name. XD)
My mother's name is Erin (yes, she's Irish) and even though she's from New York, which has a large Irish population, she never knew anyone else with the name. Even if it is a bit overused now, it is still one of my favorite names.
I prefer the spelling Aerin. : )
My name's Erin, and I honestly don't like it very much. Where I live (Syracuse, NY) it's rather common, considering there's a large Irish population. I find it to be too simple, boring, and common to suit myself. But everyone who knows me tells me that they can't imagine me with a different name. I kinda wish they could haha.
Erin is the middle name of actress Emily Deschanel (Emily Erin Deschanel).
Erin and Aaron are NOT pronounced the same! I met someone called Erin once, and I know a boy called Aron (the Welsh version of Aaron, still pronounced the same though), and it's pronounced completely differently. Americans pronounce everything weirdly.
Erin is pronounced in ER-in and Aaron (in Ireland, at least) is pronounced 'R'-on. The difference is the complete different emphasis in the first and second syllables (ER/'R' and IN/ON). Aaron is somtimes pronounced with an 'in' ending, but the first syllable is 'R' sounding. I know an Aaron and nobody would pronounce his name like mine!Hate the way people try and 'jazz' it up with extra letters and different spellings. In fact I *cringe* when I see that sort of carry-on. It's beauty is in it's historical origins and simplicity. What is the point of an extra 'n'? It is a total dilution and ruination of the name.
Wait a second. Someone said on here that they think it's funny that Americans pronounce the girl name Erin the same as the boy name Aaron. Isn't it? So is that pronunciation ERR-in instead of AIR-in?
It is the kind of name that suits boys and girls - yes I know it is spelled differently depending on the sex most of the time. But let's face it, it sounds the same when you say it out loud.
It can fit any kind of person as well, anyone from the most frilly girl, to the roughest boy. Or the oldest to the youngest. It is a beautiful name, yet it is very strong.
A wonderful choice!
I liked the name when I was younger, but now I find it dreadfully boring, plain, and too common. It's not as boring as Emma and Ella, but boring all the same. Not a bad name, but overused, and thus it has gotten really dull.
Personally, I think that the meaning is, well, uhm, sort of weird. As in, it's a place name, which is somewhat awkward. But hey. It's a nice name. **shrugs**
My name is Erinn. :) At first, I hated my name. But then I came to realize that it is actually pretty cool, and I like it. Now I know that Aaron has nothing to do with it, and that "Erin" means Ireland not "peace." I have met so many people with the names Aaron and Erin, that I am actually sort of glad my name has a slight variation. I have only met one other person who spells it like I do. In fact it was years ago in a Burger King bathroom somewhere in Oregon. I was 9 and she was 4. Our mothers were talking and at the same time they both said "But she spells it with an extra N." It was pretty funny actually. :P Okay, I will stop rambling. :)
Very pretty name.
Erin is an awesome name. So classy and still sophisticated though all its popularity. Great choice for a baby girl.
This name is very bright. It has a lot of, ummm color in it. It is simple but unique in a way.
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!
I've never liked the name Erin. No complex reasons, I just don't like the sound of it. But since everyone else loves it, I just thought I'd put in a minority opinion.
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).
I named my daughter Erin. I love the name ever since I first heard it in the 1990's. I thought it was quite a unique name when I gave birth. I then met, in her first year, 3 other Erin's all under 3 years.
Someone above said Erin meant Ireland. In what language might I ask? I am nearly certain the Irish for Ireland is Eire.
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!
I love the name Erin! When I get older, I want to name one of my kids Erin (if they're a girl). I also know a girl named Erin. She's really nice. I think all Erin's are nice people.
Yes, this name is beautiful. I like the spelling of Eryn better though.
I love the name Erin and I also think that Aerin would be a beautiful spelling for it.
Erin is also occasionally (albeit rarely) used as a nickname/shortening of Catherine/Katherine. It seems to be primarily an Eastern European trend.
Erin Hunter is the author of the fairly popular Warriors series. In actuality, the name is shared by three people: Cherith Baldry, Kate Cary, and Victoria Holmes. They write under one name to avoid confusion when filing the books.
I love this name, it is awesome, I know someone named Erin also.
This name is very pretty and I like its meaning "Ireland". Despite being pronounced the same, Erin is not the feminine form of Aaron. Aaron and Erin are totally and completely unrelated names!
My older sister's name is Erin. It's beautiful and yes, she is Irish!
Can I just say Aaron and Erin have nothing in relation at all. Erin means Ireland.
I am very fond of this name, that even as it became more popular it didn't lose its uniqueness. You almost never are in contact with more than one Erin at a time, but even if you are, they are nothing alike. A name that can fit any kind of girl.Interestingly, I recently met an Indian girl who had this name, extrememly kind and friendly, but naturally everyone was always surprised when they met her that she wasn't Irish yet had the name Erin!
Looking at the ratings too, I think Erin would be an interesting name for a boy as well. Although I do think it's first and traditionally a girl's name, I don't think it would be completely odd for a boy to have it. I don't think he'd be made fun of, at least not too much more than normal, for having the name Erin. On another note, I really love the sound of the name. Just thought I'd put that last bit in!
In 2004, Erin was indeed among the top 100 names given girls in Ireland. However, like Colleen, the idea of first turning Erin into a girls' given name began outside of Ireland with Irish-Americans and Irish-Australians, and it was only then exported back to Ireland as a name from overseas. So originally it wasn't an "Irish" name in the sense of first being used as a given name in Ireland.
I love this name! It's simple, but still pretty.
Erin O Connor is a model for Marks and Spencers.
HAHA it's so funny, my friend's name is Erin and in America they pronounce Aaron like Erin, it's so funny, even though we're not in America but you know what I mean.
I think when people say that the name isn't used in Ireland they mean widely because I only know 4/5 people with the name myself and one of them was once a very good friend of mine. It's a very pretty name and I would consider calling my daughter it one day if it wasn't pronounced so awfully in this country (it comes out more like "urn") but maybe it's just my northern accent because in the south it's pronounced beautifully. Oh yes and the name has nothing to do with 'peace' or with 'jewels', simply just means 'Ireland' which I think is wonderful.
Umm, it's hard to be positive after that last post, but I'll try. Erin is my sister's name and I always liked it. Erin Casey and Keira Linn. That's us. The one thing that annoyed my sister was how people pronounced her name as Aaron. Other than that it is a simple, beautiful name that is recognized by many.
I have to say that this is the first time that I have found courage to even look this name up. This would have been the name of my first younger sister on her due date on September 15th/2001, but she died in my mother's stomach at 5 months because her cord was tangled. Even though I have never held Erin in my arms, I still love her, but this event will truly ruin the name for me. :(
Can also be a masculine name.
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.
My first name is Erin, however I have no Irish background. I however find it odd and at times stupid that some people spell in incorrectly.
I've seen many variations of this name, including Eryn, Erynn, Erynne, Erinn, and Erinne.
Erin is a great name. Feminine yet strong. I also like Aaron for a boy.
Erin Wasson is a popular model.
May also be spelled Erinn.
Eerin is an Aborignal name meaning "A Small Grey Owl".
Model Krissy Taylor had Erin as her middle name. Erin is a very pretty name!
I am probably one of an extremely limited few named Erin between 1940-1949. In Junior High School I was assigned to the boy's gym class because some office worker inserted a v making my name Ervin. I was also allowed to stay only two days in mechanical drawing class when the teacher realized I was a "girl".
I have a cousin who spells it Erynn.
Erin Brockovich is a 2000 movie which dramatizes the story of Erin Brockovich's first fight against PG&E. It featured Julia Roberts in the lead role for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress.
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".
This is my name, and I love it. I used to think it was a bit dull, but I've come to see it as simple and sweet instead. I was given this name because it means "Ireland" and my mom's side of the family is Irish. Incidentally, I was born in the 1980s (1984 to be exact), the decade in which the name's popularity was at its peak.
One meaning of the name Erin is: a fair jewel set in a tranquil sea.
Name books always say that it´s not used as a name in Ireland at all, but as far as I know it´s in the Irish Top 100.

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