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Undeniable Facts About Being Named Erin

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Hello, my fellow Erins, it's time you learned everything you need to know about our glorious name.

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First of all, Erin comes from the Gaelic word "Éirinn," which means Ireland.

In America, the name Erin is also a symbol of peace.
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In America, the name Erin is also a symbol of peace.

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

But over 305,000 girls in the U.S. have been named Erin since 1880.

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

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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.

But poets have often used the name Erin to mean "Ireland."

Like this poem, "Let Erin Remember the Days of Old," by Thomas Moore.
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Like this poem, "Let Erin Remember the Days of Old," by Thomas Moore.

And while you may have heard people say, "Erin go Bragh," the actual Gaelic saying is spelled, "Éirinn go Brách."

The translation most often meaning, "Ireland Forever."
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The translation most often meaning, "Ireland Forever."

Some famous and amazing Erins include journalist and sportscaster Erin Andrews.

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Erin Burnett, who anchors a show on CNN with our damn name it. (Erin Burnett Out Front)

Victoria's Secret model Erin Heatherton.

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

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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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.

Fashion designer Erin Featherston, who's created looks that will give you a lot of shopping feels.

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And, of course, Erin from The Office.

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Finally, and this is no secret, but you know that being named Erin makes you an automatic boss.

Most likely to win at life, basically.
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Most likely to win at life, basically.

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