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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Erin

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Erin in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Erin:

  • Records indicate that 7,165 boys in the United States have been named Erin since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1974, when 322 people in the U.S. were given the name Erin. Those people are now 48 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


    Comments about the name Erin

    63% Approval Rating
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      5 Positive Comments

  • "My name is Erin and I love it. However, Erin IS a girls name. It means Ireland. Aaron is not a girls name, and is a completely different name. It is Hebrew and a boys name. I hate when people try to spell my name with an A. Erin Go Bragh! Literally means- Ireland forever!" Dec. 8, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "i like the name and i named my son erin but i don't know if he will have problems with it when he get older" Sep. 30, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like the name but people think it belongs to girls only!I named my son that in 1973 and he struggles with people thinking he is a female.He is mostly Irish so I went along with the name.I wish more boys or men had the name,it would make things easier on him." Oct. 1, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like it, going to suggest it to my son for the grand baby :)" Jun. 3, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Erin Nicole. I love my name because nobody has it. I hate when people call me Er I don't like when people spell my name wrong like Aren or Eren it is Erin Erin means Ireland and I'm Irish!" Feb. 19, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      3 Negative Comments

  • "Name the child Aaron if you like the general sound of Erin and are having a boy. Erin is a girls name. Aaron is a boys name." Apr. 30, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "People keep complaining about girls having boys names..well in that case- boys shouldn't have girls names either." Nov. 12, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is a girl's name, it is NOT unisex. Its origin is from a Celtic GODDESS (which is where Ireland got its name from). According to Irish mythology and folklore, the name was given to the land by the Milesians after the goddess ýriu. If you like the sound of it use Aaron instead. Aaron is a male name and has a different origin." Aug. 7, 2007: Report as inappropriate

      1 Neutral Comment

  • "I named my son Erin in 1982. Before he went to HS I asked him if he wanted to alter the spelling a bit--he didn't and has never complained about his name. He even dated a girl Erin for awhile." Jun. 26, 2022: Report as inappropriate

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