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Erin

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

/ˈɪərɪn; ˈɛərɪn/
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

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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