Erin

[ er-in ]
/ ˈɛr ɪn /
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noun

Literary. Ireland.
a female given name.
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Erin

/ (ˈɪərɪn, ˈɛərɪn) /

noun

an archaic or poetic name for Ireland

Word Origin for Erin

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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