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Erin

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Origin: Irish
Meaning: Old Name of Ireland

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  • Records indicate that 305,896 girls in the United States have been named Erin since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1983, when 14,826 people in the U.S. were given the name Erin. Those people are now 36 years old.

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    Comments about the name Erin

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      70 Positive Comments

  • "My name is Erin Mary I love my name it?s sing songy. My dad wanted me to have a good ole Irish Catholic name and my mom named me the day I was born before consulting my dad. He was thrilled. I have a dear friend Erin Margaret she loves her name too When we?re together we say Erin squared" Aug. 26, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "Erin is a gorgeous name, brings me happiness. Personally believe it should be spelt ?Erin? and pronounced ?Eh-rin?. It is a very unique name and anyone called it should say it with pride." Oct. 14, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "My names Erin and i live in northern Ireland so i know a lot of other erins. I don't have a nickname but i know erins who get called Rin or Rini. I like my name and think it suits me." Feb. 22, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi my name is Erin Taylor! While growing up I wanted a cool nickname like my friends. One of my friends nicknames where viccy fory friend Victoria. I didn't know any nicknames for the name Erin and it kind of upset me. But, I had a couple baby nicknames like:Eri-bear, Eri-berry and Erie.when I got older I had knew friends in secondary school and we where chatting and then the conversation turned to nicknames (DON'T ASK ME WHY) and I finaly got a halve-decent nickname it was Rin another was Rii. Oh, and I was born in 1998 February 1st in Ireland . And I also noticed while growing up that I thought my me was really ugly and other girls names where prettier and also that not a lot of people had my name but when I got older I began to like having a unique name most people's names where saoirse and other names like that. But now I love my name! 😊" Jul. 15, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name "Erin Danielle." Simple but people on the phone often think I'm saying Ann as another commenter mentioned." Feb. 20, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Erin Niamh. I used to not like it but I suppose everyone's like that with their own name. But I do now it's quite unique. Even though I'm irish lol! I think it will be nice as an older adult because not many will have that name x" Jan. 8, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm also an Erin, middle name Nicole. I was always called "E" as a child, and still am by close friends today. The only thing I never liked about my name are my initials "END". Also it does get a little tiring here older people tell me how Irish my name is and how obvious it is that I'm Irish between my first name being Erin and my last name being a very popular Irish sir name as well. If my name weren't Erin it would be a huge contender fort future daughter's name." Jul. 25, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am Erin Christine. Like the name, love the combo. Erin can work really well with certain last names, too- love it with the name I married into though won't list it here. If anyone asks for my name, my auto-response is "Erin, E-R-I-N" because few people get it. Often times customers will assume they will be speaking with a man Aaron when they hear the name. Oh well. Lastly, every Erin I have met has been intelligent and bright so I like being in this group." Apr. 10, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "i love my name! i have had no problems with people calling me the wrong name or spelling it differently. the only thing that i would change about my name would be to spell it different like Eryn because it would be different (:" Mar. 26, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm Jai (J long i, no a pronunciation) Erin. Erin saved my bacon lots of times. I use it instead of my first name which I hate. No girls have my first name, but plenty of us with Erin. I think it is good. Didn't have many Erin's where I was. Just me and one boy, Aaron. Would efinately recomend it." Feb. 24, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Erin! I was born in 1982. I love my name! (but i hated it when i was little - i always wanted a name that had a nickname... other than "Air-in-head") However, i've come to LOVE it! I always have to spell it though on the phone, because people always think I am saying "Ann" for some reason. Also, you'd be surprised how many people spell it Aaron. I've never met a girl with this spelling, but many people spell it that way anyway. I'd highly recommend it for a baby girl!!! :)" Nov. 19, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Erin Beatrice (BE-IT-TRICE), my sister always says BE-AT-TRICE. But anyway, I love my name. I think it's unique and simple. But I really hate it when people spell my name wrong or pronounce it AIR-IN. It's AIR-RIN. Especially my friends, they'll spell it Arin,Aaron, or Airin." Jun. 7, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name! I'm Erin Margaret and my initials are pretty awesome too, EMC like the math equation. When I was little I hated it and wanted to be called Erica or Ariel but I grew into Erin." May. 13, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Erin Elise in 1989, and I still think that it's beautiful. We wanted to name a daughter something that would suit her whether she was Chairman of the Board or a stay at home Mom. "Erin" works well. It is pretty, yet sophisticated. We called her Eri-Bell when she was little, and the family still calls her that." Apr. 7, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Erin Ann, I love it. I used to hate it but its really grown on me. I have to be honest though I'v never been confused with an Aaron but I think it depends on the accent maybe(Im Scottish). There are about 4 other Erins in my year but I don't really mind. The only things that annoys me are when people called me Ern and miss out the i and when people can't spell Erin which I find quite funny, I'v had it spelled Erne, Eirn, Eern and Aihrn. No Joke. My dad calls me Ery which is the only ncikname related to my name I'v ever had and only he calls me that which I love. My friends sometimes call me Dolly but thats not really anything to do with my name, but I do really love my name. I think it suits me." Feb. 14, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I loooove my name =) Erin Elizabeth~~ I hated when people would call me Aaron growing up... I'm not a big fan of the "Air-in: pronunciation, but I don't mind it. I usually say "Eh-rin" The only thing is there was never any good nicknames growing up... Now all I hear is "E-Dizzle" or "E-Dawg" lmao...." Feb. 13, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My only beef are people who want to spell my name Aaron. Don't know why people do that. I'm a early 80s child myself, but my Dad didn't get it from Happy Days, but from Buck Rogers's Erin Grey. Yeah....." Jan. 6, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Erin (middle name is Mary), and I'm 22 years old. I really love my name! When I was a pre-teen, I hated that there were no nick-names for me (NICE nicknames), but the plus side of that is I never got made fun of for my name either. Now, obviously, as an adult that doesn't matter to me at all. It does get a wee bit annoying when the older crowd (seniors) tells me my name is 'a boy's name' - but lucky for me I don't have to work with them any longer (I use to be in geriatric nursing), and don't hear those comments from the younger or baby boomer crowds. All in all, I love my name, and love to hear of new babies being blessed with it!" Sep. 23, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Erinn, two 'n's. I like it because it's different." Sep. 17, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Another Erin Elizabeth here. As a child I hated my name. There was only one other Erin in my graduating class of 750+. I don't mind it so much now, although I still have people frequently misspell my name." Jun. 1, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Erin McCaskill. How Irish can you get right? But I love my name and wouldn't change it for anything!" Apr. 17, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Erin Elizabeth(I like using my middle name with it now). I used to hate my name. Everyone would mistake me for a guy even though its the girls spelling. People would even spell it wrong. It drove me crazy since i cant remember when. But now that i'm getting older i guess i've grown in to it. But now i love my name and i use my middle name with it so no one can mistake me for a guy anymore. But i absolutely LOVE my name!!!" Mar. 20, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm an Erin Nicole, and i love it. Its original, sweet, and simple. Nothing to rhyme it with for mocking nicknames, not too popular, but not a completely out there name. I enjoy my name and find that here on long island no one pronounces it "aaron"" Mar. 7, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am another Erin Elizabeth. I love my name. I am 38 so there were not any other girls I ever knew of with my name. BUT there were Aaron's and noone can spell it right, even now! I do love the name though! Good Irish name :)" Jan. 14, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "No one has every really said my name wrong, but I have had some people spell it wrong... Aaron is a guy's name and i am a girl, therefore it is not Aaron but Erin. I don't have any nicknames related to my first name, that's why my first name is Erin, my mother didn't want me to have to deal with nicknames. I like my name, it is popular enough that people know how to say it and spell it but not so common that when someone says Erin, six people look at once. In fact the only time more than one Erin looks is in marching band because there is a boy Aaron in the same section as me. There are only five or six girl Erins in my high school and it is pretty big." Oct. 5, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Erin Elizabeth....I've always thought it was pretty. When I was in school (I"m now 33) it was very uncommon...now it's a dime a dozen. But I do like it more now when I hear others named Erin...definately misspellings...most spell it like a boy with an A, but less so now that the popularity has increased" Sep. 28, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi!I'm Erin Elizabeth.I knew about what you mean when people spell it wrong or mispronounce it.It's four freaking letters,how hard is that.I also love my name and i find it very romantic.It means Ireland which is so very beautiful and were my family comes from!" Sep. 22, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hey guys my name's just plain Erin. I love my name because when I introduce myself [and my name is REALLY irish I have an O' in it lol] people don't really ask about my heritage. A lot of people think the name kind of sounds plain alone but I love it! Well, my nickname at home in truth is longer than my real name, it's Erin Rose. That's my middle name. I know bunch of other Erins but I'm pretty sure it's just the area I live in. I've had this name for 13 years and I think it is poetic and beautiful. It makes lovely Irish girl's name. And ignore the misspellings, mispronunciations, and Erin Go Bragh banners! [I feel your pain, lol.] There's not much else you can do to mess up this name. Although, I will admit the most repulsive ones were my friends attempts to find me a real nickname. [Arie, Eri, Ari, Rin...*shudders* they called me Little Arie-O for a few full months...] Otherwise, this is a very strong, lovely name for someone's sweet little Irish newborn :] or should I say lass? haha." Aug. 4, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Erin Colleen, and I have to say I have few complaints, though I do wish people would pronounce it correctly. I get a lot of people thinking my name is Aaron and a whole range of pronunciations from air-in to err-in. I never quite understood how such a simple name could be so confusing ;] As for nicknames, I've been called Er or Ers, but Erin is so short already, most people stick with calling me that. When it comes down to it, though, I suppose it's a nice name to have." Aug. 1, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name! I am Erin Leigh. I don't really have too many nicknames. Most of the time people just call me E or Eir. I don't know many other Erins. There were a few in high school and college, but since then I rarely meet an Erin. I have been called Erwin a time or two and being from the south, I often have to answer when people call me Ann." Jun. 19, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am Erin Rebecca. I love it! I am named after my grandmother and great grandmother so it means a lot to me. =)" Jun. 9, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have loved that name since I had a friend by that name growing up. So of course, my daughter's name is Erin Lyndsey. Her father is Irish, and well... you really can't get much more Irish than Erin, can ya?" May. 7, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Erin Moriah. Itřs so pretty. When I was little there were a few boys who teased that it was a boy's name but the name became more popular and people around me matured. I am 26 and even though the name is more common now, I still have people telling me that they've never heard of "Erin" before. Where have they been hiding? It bugs me when people spell Erin in any other way. I think we have a hard enough time keeping it straight from "Aaron"? I think the spelling of "Erin" is classic and I know that the classic spelling will age gracefully as I do. I can't imagine being 65 and still spelling my name as "Eryn". That just seems Juvenile." Mar. 31, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like my name for what it means and its connection to my Irish roots... but the nickname thing is a challenging one. For a long time I was very glad that I didnt have a nickname since I had heard some pretty horrible ones or at least the shortened versions of some names sound too childish. But, my friends finally found a nickname for me: Ern... and no, it is not pronounced like "urn". So now I am sometimes called Ernie, which i"m not really a fan of. :)" Mar. 13, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Erin Jean. I've always loved my name. The only thing that bothers me is when people say "Hi Mary" after I tell them it's Erin. They don't really hear what I'm saying. They hear what they want to." Jan. 30, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's my name also and growing up in a small town from the mid 70's through the 80's I was the only one. I could never find those cool personalized pencils with my name, drove me crazy. The kids would always tease me on st. patricks day when the Erin Go Braugh sign would go up, I can still hear "Erin needs a bra!". All that said, it's short, people know how to pronounce it and maybe it's my personality, but I think it's a strong name." Jan. 25, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "What a riot. I, too, am an Erin Elizabeth! How funny! I am in my late thirties. The name is nice because it gives a nod to my family's strong Irish heritage. Erin goes so much better with a crisp Irish last name. Especially those starting with O' or Mc. It sounds pretty to say and is fairly original. I didn't know one other girl named Erin is any class from K-12. Yes, sometimes ignorant people think it is spelled like a boy, or say "Erwin". I just shrug it off as ignorant, unworldly people. Not offensive at all. I am glad I am not a Sharon or a Karen. They seem more matronly and dated. Great Irish name!" Dec. 16, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "People always spell my name aaron or aron! It gets me so mad!" Nov. 26, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm an Erin Elizabeth, also. The funny thing was, my parents thought they were being original..." Nov. 25, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "this is my name and i love it. it suits me perfectly!" Aug. 19, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my daughters name is erin and i think it is a lovely girls name a lot of people comment on the name and say how nice it is well i like it any way" Jul. 15, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Erin it is very pretty. And I love the spelling of it too. Im going to name one of my children Erin for sure!" Jun. 15, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Erin is a beautiful name. It means peace. I named myself Erin and when I say my name it blesses me." Apr. 6, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my name, and it's awesome! When I was little, I didn't used to like it. I used to say, "Mom, why did you name me Erin?" And she'd say, "'Cause it's pretty.", and I'd say, "I don't like it", but now I love this name because in 5th grade at my school a lot of people come up with mean nicknames for kids. Erin doesn't really have anything you can come up with. The only thing people really come up with is that it's a boys' name too." Jan. 26, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm an Erin...people also like to think that I have called myself Ann, especially over the phone, very difficult when leaving a message for someone. As far as a nickname goes, I'm thankful to not be stuck with one that is hideous! I did endure the wrath of "erin-go-braghless" as a child though, but who cares, just laugh, it's a beautiful name!" Jan. 22, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "that is a nice name ...............my aunts name is erin.my name is hannah" Jan. 3, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "erin is a very pretty name......my aunts name is erin" Jan. 2, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my sister is called Erin it is a lovely name and we also live in ireland and people still find it hard to say" Nov. 30, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like my name a lot, but people do manage to spell it wrong. Nobody understnads what I'm saying, so I actually have to spell it out. I don't think it's because I mumble..." Nov. 13, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Sometimes on the phone or when I am being shy people hear me say Ann or Karen, or even Mary. spanish speaking people aren't used to hearing it though. as a kid I didn't like having a name that could be for a boy, or the Erin airhead thing, but other than that, there really aren't annoying nicknames associated with this name. And it's short. I like it." Nov. 9, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My sister is called Erin. I think it's a lovely name and not that common in England when she was born, but becoming more so now. She was named after Erin Walton...I pronounce it Air-run as if its American but most people in England seem to pronounce it like herring withhout the H or G." Nov. 1, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "i love it, i spell it Eryn.. even more unique. great name tho." Oct. 9, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name! One of my daughter's is named Erin!!" Sep. 13, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name and chose it for my daughter. The original meaning in old Gaelic is 'Peace.' It became a battle cry of sorts for Ireland then the meaning mutated to 'Ireland' over time. We named her for Peace... not Ireland ;)" Aug. 9, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name, though it is sometimes spelled Aaron. My mom's name is Karyn, so when people call, it can become confusing." Aug. 8, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like my name, when i was younger i used to get "Erin...isnt that a boys name?" alot, but not anymore. I think Erin suits me, plus people cant think up stupid nicknames for me =D" Jul. 19, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like my name, it's a nod to my Irish ancestors. On the phone it can be easily misunderstood...a lot of people think I am saying Karen or Ann. As far as annoying nicknames go, the only ones people have come up with are "Ernie" or "Erroneous"." Jul. 18, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "In Pennsylvania, everyone knew how to pronounce Erin, but when I moved south, no one recognized the name and most people pronounced it Erwin and looked at it like it was an alien's name. I love my name though and the fact that it's unique and a tribute to my Irish heritage." Jun. 5, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like my name..kind of unique but not off the wall either. ;)" May. 10, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I've always enjoyed having the name "Erin." I was the only one in my class growing up, so it was unique (yet not so unique as to be "weird")!" May. 2, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Erin, i love it. My ancestors are irish. My moms friends daughter is name erin too. my daughter is gonna name erin the second." Apr. 24, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is mispelled more often than i can count, mostly because it has an extra N" Mar. 10, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name's Erin and I like it because it is unique. Growing up in school I was always the only Erin in class. It made me feel special. Now I have 3 kids and my husband and I decided to use unique and different names with our kids. (Tristan,Liam & Cassidy) People do have a problem spelling my name which still amazes me. They always assume to spell it Aaron. Which is the boy's way to spell it. And they when I say my name people think I sometimes say Karen or even Erwin!" Feb. 13, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Erin and I get Erwin, Karen, Arron, Sharon and almost anything that rhymes with Erin, instead of Erin, but i like it and all but 2 Erins I have met have brown hair and eyse like me, interesting i think." Jan. 26, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Erin SO much! it is absolutly the best name in the word! It is beautiful! and sounds peaceful and calm." Dec. 15, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have never had a problem with me name. Always thought it was pretty. Only problem, people who don't know it is an American name, automatically assume I am from Ireland ( I do have a slight accent due to speech problems)" Nov. 19, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "I was born on St. Patricks Day, and Erin means "ireland" and "peace", so it's very fitting, and I;ve always liked my name" Aug. 27, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "I get "Karen" a lot too. There are a lot of people out there who misspell it or pronounce it "Erwin" even today! I also understand that it is uniquely American as far as being used as a baby name. Other than that though, I like it. No better way to let the world know you're Irish!" Jul. 28, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like its because its not likely I'll run into another Erin too many times in Kentucky and it makes me feel unique." Jul. 9, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like my name. It is short and sweet, but people often think that I am saying "Karen" or "Aaron" when I say it. Maybe I pronounce my own name the wrong way." Jun. 8, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      7 Negative Comments

  • "Hi my name is Erin my middle name is Paige! I I am in 7th grade. I hate my name so much in math class there are 3 erins and Aaron's! And there are more in my grade! Whenever the teacher call on an Erin nobody knows who he's talking to. I wish my name was Paige instead Erin is just to plain and boring for me" May. 4, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "Erin Margaret! I hate it! In my personal view it's boring and no nicknames! My parents are a tad messed in the head and I don't talk to them anymore! But why Erin why not anything but that!" Feb. 20, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my name and I've disliked it for 27 years. It screams my-parents-watched-happy-days-and-i-was-born-in-the-early-80s." Oct. 8, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "When someone yells this name all the Aarons and Erins turn around. Sounds blah." Jul. 4, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I hat this name. All the people i know named Erin are snobby!" Jan. 12, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "i dont liike my name erin there isn't any nicknames for it its just to simple" May. 30, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like my name, my mom named me after Erin, on the show "Walton's."" Mar. 19, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      45 Neutral Comments

  • "My name is Erin. I used to hate it because it was a short name and I thought about changing it. But now since I have a boyfriend,he thinks it is a beautiful name for me, I am not going to change it. I love him and wouldn't do that to him." Nov. 21, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "Erin Nicole here. Never really loved or hated it. It's just okay, kind of plain. It fits me, I guess. Like everyone else, it gets old having to correct people and tell them that I am indeed not a male. Over the phone, people tend to think I say "Anne" a lot, too. I've never met a lot of my fellow Erins. My sister's best friend is an Erin and there was one more in my high school, but it wasn't until I started my current job that I started meeting a bunch of them. Almost every other day someone will say "Hey, that's my daughter's/niece's/friend's/sister's name."" Dec. 5, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "erin , eryn , aaeryn ,does any one know of any other ways to spell this name?" Jul. 10, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "Erin Renee here! Shocking that I have to spell my name but most people (actually men) spell it with an "A". Also, when I say it, people think I'm saying Ann. Looking for a name for my third child and definitely want something more unique than my name was- there were Erin/Aaron's everywhere!" Oct. 29, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "hello, my name is Erin Valerie, i love my name and im happy my parents named me Erin, i think that it suits me well. :)" Apr. 4, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "i like this name to be pronunciated like oxygen, air in! my neighbour called Erin always tells me this is wrong she says its pronounced Eiieren i think that sounds weird- no offence to all the Eiierens out there but i prefer Air In it sounds more nicer. P.S i am called sherreee" Mar. 9, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's a nice name to look at, but I don't like how it sounds like the man's name Aaron." Feb. 10, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am the fifth or sixth Erin Elizabeth on here! I always preferred it with Elizabeth, Erin seemed a little too inconsequential by itself. Its beautiful, and I love the irish connotations, but I don't love the unisexness, the no-nicknames, and the fact that its a bit trendy. But, it has suited me well over the years." Dec. 17, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Erin, and i hate it i would rather be called Lexie, when i was little it was very unusal but now it has become quite popular :)" Oct. 10, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is erin also, i love my name because until later this year i had never met anyone else with the same name. I also hate it when people pronounce it wrong like erron or errien. Many people call me Ez or Ezzy as a nickname. Erin is a great name and has become really really popular, Erin x" Jul. 4, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Erin Michelle. My arents seen the name in the local newspaper and thought it was pretty." May. 14, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "So my mom tried to pick a name that couldn't be shortened...but it has. People call me "Air" all the time! Its only ok when my best friend calls me "Air". What really bugs me is how many time people ask me if I spell it Aaron...I'm NOT a GUY!!!" Feb. 22, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Eh... Im Erin T. my name is okayyy but my enitials spell E.T. so its kinda like an unfortunate name but its still cool. Theres another girl erin in my grade and a guy Aaron" Jan. 22, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Erin Dorothy and I'm 23. I always have people tell me its a beautiful name....Ya some people try to spell it like a guys name ...to us named Erin they sound dumb but you have to think not everyone realizes it is a unisex name. I really don't have nicknames...my mom calls me Er (air) every once in a while and sometimes people call me E...but no set nickname. I would definitely recommend it as a name!" Jan. 15, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am also an Erin. I am 28 yrs. old, and there were 3 other Erin's in my graduating class so I would say that it is decently popular. I never really liked it because of the CONSTANT misspelling (Aaron or Arin...)and being called ERR-IN and ERWIN as the other Erin's have mentioned. It's an OKAY name...but I would never pass it down to my daughters......" Dec. 27, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "in my class there is a girl erin and a boy aaron. they would alwyas get confused with who was calling for who. it got so bad that aaron eventually told eveyone to call him by his middle name which is carlos" Dec. 23, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my best friends name is erin. I think she likes it. but the only problem is there is a boy Aaron in the class so she always gets confused with him :(" Oct. 21, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is erin and I just love it 2 death.I'm very glad my parents named me erin" Aug. 30, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is erin simone nd my friends call me ma-ma" Aug. 10, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Erin Michale ... I really like my name, but hate it when people call me Irwin or err-en ... i don't get it, its only 4 letters, how can you screw it up??! Also, I don't like it when people try to spell it Aaron ... I tell them that A-A-R-O-N is a Hebrew boy's name & E-R-I-N is an Irish girl's name ;D" Jul. 11, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am Erin Jane and is is sweet and simple and very me." May. 29, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Erin Lindsey. I have blonde hair and green eyes. I love the name. I love the way it sounds with my middle name, alothough Erin is a common name, at least 5 in my grade. I don't care if it doesn't have a nickname, Erin doesn't need one it is strong. My sis calls me "n". i hate when people prononce it "arin". It starts with an E! it is such a beautiful name. People think it is plian, but when paired with a great middle name it flows so nicly. By the way i amin 8th grade." Apr. 16, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Erin Lindsey. I have blonde hair and green eyes. I love the name. I love the way it sounds with my middle name, alothough Erin is a common name, at least 5 in my grade. I don't care if it doesn't have a nickname, Erin doesn't need one it is strong. My sis calls me "n". i hate one people prononce it "arin". It starts with an E! it is such a beautiful name. People think it is plian, but when paired with a great middle name it flows so nicly." Apr. 16, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "As one of the older Erins (I'm 40), I have to comment on how the name really did become popular in the 80s and later. Growing up, I was the only Erin in my area, so I understood people spelling it wrongly, however, nowadays everyone knows an Erin, so it becomes tiring correcting people who call me Erwin, Err-inn, Eric or Aaron. Haven't these people heard of Erin Brokovich?" Apr. 9, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Erin Moriah. Erin means "peace" and Moriah means "sent from above". I think it's really pretty. Some of my nick names are Rin, Er-Bear (pronouced "air-bear"), "E", and E-Rob. E-Rob takes the first initial of my first name and the first 3 initials of my last name." Apr. 3, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Erin is such a beautiful name. It is a sweet name that is easy to remeber!" Jan. 28, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "i like my name but where i live it is SO COMMON!! there are at least 5 erin's in my grade at school. and also, everyone always pronounces my name like "airin" its "erin" with an e!! so i don't understand why so many people say it wrong and it bugs me! how come they can't make the "eh" sound?" Jan. 5, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like my name but when people ask me how I spell my name they say o do you spell it A-A-R-O-N! I sometimes feel like I have a boys name. I love my full name too!!! Its Erin Elizabeth also!!! All the Erin's I know are Erin Elizabeth. I love the ring to it!" Nov. 15, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "hey. In response to the two Erin Elizabeths below.. my name is also Erin Elizabeth. And I agree, Erin Elizabeth is so much nicer than just plain Erin, it just adds class i think... haha." Oct. 17, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hey, my full is Erin Elizabeth, too!! I've only met like 3 other girls and 5 boys with the name Erin, but all my friends call me Larry. I don't really even respond to 'Erin' anymore!!" Sep. 19, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is erin, and i dont really like my first name, I do like my full name Erin Elizabeth. I think thats more me than just Erin. lol" Sep. 17, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like the name. And yes many many people pronounce is as Erwin.(yuc)- And now many think its a boys name. i would say to pronounce it as Arin." Aug. 10, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "The thing is that it seems so regular. It can be mistaken for Aron and Aaron. And there are no nicknames. You have Rin, but it sounds dark. And Eriny? Ha, yeah right. Its sad." Jun. 19, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is erin. and i love it. i like the way people spell erin these days. like erinn, or eryn." Apr. 23, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Erin and I love it. However, I CONSTANTLY have to correct people that try to spell it Aaron (the male version) which gets a little annoying. I do also occasionally have people think that I'm saying Anne and not Erin. I'm very proud to be Irish, which is one of the main reasons I love my name! I also love that there is no nickname for it and it doesn't get mispronounced. It's unfortunate that the name got so popular a year or so after I was born, because it was pretty unique up until then!" Mar. 9, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "i spell mine AERIN , havent met anoughther one yet.i love it , thanks hippy parents." Jan. 25, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "umm im not snobby like the person befor me said but idk... i kinna like it but it doesnt have ne nicknames like ashley and ash or courtney and court or sumthin but it short and simle so w/e... ttyl" Jan. 13, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "This isn't the old name for Ireland, its still the name for Ireland in Irish Gaelic. The name of the state is Ireland or řire. Just thought i'd say! I think its a cute name." Jan. 11, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Erin. I like it but I think it is too common, especially with people around my age (late 70's, early 80's)" Dec. 5, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like my name, too. I get a lot of "Karen" or "Ann" on the phone. People from PA often shorten it to "Er" pronounced like "Air". Watch out for "Erin-go-bragh-less" around St. Patrick's Day." Jun. 5, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "People always spell my name as "Aaron", though I am clearly female. Drives me nuts." Apr. 15, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Things have been easier since the movie "Erin Brokovich" came out and the average American figured out that there was a female version of "Aaron." I cannot tell you the number of times the person across the counter (at the photo drop, at a restaurant, renting a car, etc!!!)starts spelling out my name with an "A" before I can correct them. Duh!!! It does get aggravating." Feb. 10, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is alright! no anoying nicknames but alot of people are named erin." Dec. 20, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "hey well on my softball team there are 3 Erins and yeah...i gets kinda annoying..but other wise it is ok i guess..." Jul. 21, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like my name, but you'd be surprised how often people misspell it. No annoying nicknames - that's a plus!" Jun. 21, 2005: Report as inappropriate



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