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Undeniable Facts About Being Named Erin


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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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