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Erin

[er-in]
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noun
  1. Literary. Ireland.
  2. a female given name.
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Erin

noun
  1. an archaic or poetic name for Ireland

Word Origin

from Irish Gaelic Éirinn, dative of Ériu Ireland
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Word Origin and History for erin

Erin

ancient name of Ireland, from Old English Erinn, dative of Eriu "Ireland" (see Irish). As a girl's name in U.S., rare before 1954, popular 1976-1985.

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