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Erin

Origin: Sweden
gender-female
Region Origin: Northern Europe

Erin is a personal name originating from the Gaelic word for Ireland, specifically derived from the Irish word "Éirinn". It is the anglicization of the Irish "Eirinn," which comes from the Irish "Eire," meaning "Ireland". The name Erin has a rich significance in Irish heritage, often associated with the mythological Ériu mentioned in Irish folk culture and mythology. The name Erin has multiple meanings, including Ireland, green water, and peace. In the 19th century, Irish poets and nationalists frequently used Erin as a romantic name for Ireland, often referring to it as "Erin's Isle". The name is primarily used as a feminine forename, but there are instances where it has been given to males, particularly in the United States. The name Erin has gained popularity in recent times, with its popularity peak in the early 1970s when it was a top 100 contender.

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