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Undeniable Facts About Being Named Erin


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In the United States, Erin reached peak baby naming status in 1983, when 14,826 babies were given the name.


For comparison, in 2014 just 523 little ones were lucky enough to be dubbed Erin.

While Erin is traditionally thought to be an Irish name, you will rarely encounter it in Ireland.


The name became popular in America, and it's theorized it became a given name here because of immigrants who were feeling nostalgic for their home country.

Three-time Olympian and all-around badass, Erin Hamlin.

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The world luge champion was the first female American to win a medal at the Winter Olypmics, and she was the first American to win in the singles competition.

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