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QUICK FACTS ON Erin

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: Celtic, Gaelic, Irish
  • Popularity: 50
  • Simple Meaning: Ireland

CHARACTERISTICS OF Erin

Independent
Freedom-seeking
Strong
Creative
Driven

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PERSONALITY OF THE PERSON NAMED Erin

If your name is Erin, the driving factor in your life is independence. You seek freedom and independence in everything you do, since you want to be free to pursue your interests and goals without interference from anybody else. And your interests and goals are worth pursuing, as you are creative and original, all within the context of remaining practical. As long as you feel free and unhindered, you are friendly and happy. The challenge comes when you feel that others are putting obstacles in your way, and you need to be careful not to be too quick to lash out at those you perceive to be opposing you. If you succumb to that impulse, you may find that you hurt others unintentionally. Remember, you are extremely bright and witty, and this can turn itself into sarcasm when mixed with anger.

All-in-all, though, your intensity and directness can lead to great things as long as you find some balance. You are a natural-born leader, and you know how to bring out the best in your team. You are strong and competitive, and you have a remarkable drive for accomplishment and success!

HISTORICAL ORIGIN – Erin

Erin in its most original form comes from the name of a Gaelic Celtic goddess, Eire, meaning Ireland. Eire led to Eireann, which then led to the Anglicized version of Erin. The name Erin is especially familiar from the phrase “Erin go bragh,” meaning “Ireland forever”, which comes from the 1798 Irish revolution against the British. It is just about the most Irish name you can imagine!

POPULARITY OF THE NAME Erin

The name itself meaning Ireland, Erin is the quintessential Irish name. It came to the United States, Canada, and Australia along with Irish immigrants in the 19th century. It came briefly into popular usage in the U.S. in the 19th century and then again in the early 1950s, but it really came onto the popularity charts to stay in 1954. Erin soared in popularity between 1956 and 1957, then reached the Top 100 in 1971 and stayed there until 2005. The name was at the peak of its popularity in the late 1970s and early 1980s when it hit the Top 25.

FAMOUS PEOPLE NAMED Erin

One of the most famous Erins is actress Erin Moran, who is well-known for her role as Joanie Cunningham on “Happy Days” and “Joanie Loves Chachi.” Another Erin became so well-known as an environmental activist that she was portrayed by Julia Roberts in the feature film that told her story and was named for her: Erin Brockovich. Additional famous Erins include sports reporter Erin Andrews and fashion model Erin Heatherton.

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