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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
  1. Serving to inspire fear, esp. a dread of seeing ghosts; wild; weird; as, eerie stories."She whose elfin prancer springs By night to eery warblings." [Tennyson.]
  2. Affected with fear; affrighted.

Etymology: Scotch, fr. AS. earh timid

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  1. Inspiring a feeling of fear; strange and frightening ("an uncomfortable and eerie stillness in the woods" and "an eerie midnight howl")
  2. Suggestive of the supernatural; mysterious ("an eerie feeling of deja vu")

From Middle English eri (“fearful”), from Old English earg (“cowardly, fearful”), from Proto-Germanic *argaz. Akin to Scots ergh, argh from the same Old English source.

Notable Persons Named Eerie

Eerie Von is a gothic rock, heavy metal music, hardcore punk, blues, and country music musician. Eerie was given the name Eric Stellmann on August 25th, 1964 in New Jersey, U.S.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Eerie

Christina was born on August 28th, 1989 in Sacramento, California. Christina is also known as Kardooni and Christina Maria (real name); Toxxin.


Fun Facts about the name Eerie

  • When was the first name Eerie first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Eerie is Saturday, January 12th, 1929.
  • How unique is the name Eerie? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Eerie. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Eerie: Your name in reverse order is Eiree. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eiere. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Eerie born Jun 24, 1984

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Mexico approximately on 1825. Your profession was medicine man, surgeon, and herbalist.

You had a mind of a scientist, always seeking new explanations. Environment often misunderstood you. Had a respectable knowledge. Magic is everywhere around you, in most usual, most ordinary incidents. Your lesson - to learn magic and to help people to see it clearly. You are a magician!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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