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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Erie

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Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A port city on Lake Erie in northwestern Pennsylvania
  2. The 4th largest of the Great Lakes; it is linked to the Hudson River by the New York State Barge Canal
  3. A member of an Iroquoian people formerly living on the south shore of Lake Erie in northern Ohio and northwest Pennsylvania and western New York
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  1. A tribe of Native Americans.
  2. One of the Great Lakes of North America.
  3. A city in Pennsylvania.
  4. Any of a number of other places in North America; see Erie (disambiguation) at Wikipedia.

Notable Persons Named Erie

Erie J. Sauder was an inventor, cabinetmaker, and furniture manufacturer. Erie was born on August 6th, 1904 in Archbold, Ohio. He left this life on June 29th, 1997.

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How popular is the baby name Erie in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 12 6 6
1882 5 0 5
1883 7 7 0
1884 17 12 5
1885 6 6 0
1886 7 7 0
1887 8 8 0
1888 19 12 7
1889 12 12 0
1890 6 6 0
1891 12 12 0
1892 17 17 0
1893 26 21 5
1894 9 9 0
1895 7 7 0
1896 17 17 0
1897 18 18 0
1898 18 18 0
1899 9 9 0
1900 15 15 0
1901 13 13 0
1902 21 21 0
1903 13 13 0
1904 29 29 0
1905 15 15 0
1906 21 16 5
1907 20 20 0
1908 11 11 0
1909 16 16 0
1910 28 23 5
1911 20 20 0
1912 36 36 0
1913 25 17 8
1914 35 24 11
1915 38 32 6
1916 56 42 14
1917 54 39 15
1918 45 36 9
1919 50 37 13
1920 44 33 11
1921 26 26 0
1922 42 28 14
1923 37 26 11
1924 39 23 16
1925 51 39 12
1926 38 31 7
1927 31 20 11
1928 36 26 10
1929 29 18 11
1930 26 26 0
1931 20 14 6
1932 29 22 7
1933 16 8 8
1934 20 11 9
1935 22 11 11
1936 27 15 12
1937 26 14 12
1938 16 11 5
1939 20 12 8
1940 19 12 7
1941 8 8 0
1942 16 9 7
1943 23 12 11
1944 16 8 8
1945 7 0 7
1946 24 15 9
1947 30 14 16
1948 30 11 19
1949 28 9 19
1950 23 9 14
1951 35 12 23
1952 31 7 24
1953 28 16 12
1954 30 12 18
1955 21 7 14
1956 21 8 13
1957 33 0 33
1958 45 0 45
1959 41 9 32
1960 45 8 37
1961 43 5 38
1962 40 5 35
1963 41 5 36
1964 41 0 41
1965 53 7 46
1966 36 0 36
1967 26 0 26
1968 41 5 36
1969 49 0 49
1970 81 0 81
1971 62 0 62
1972 66 0 66
1973 67 6 61
1974 48 0 48
1975 45 0 45
1976 43 6 37
1977 47 0 47
1978 42 5 37
1979 26 0 26
1980 28 0 28
1981 34 5 29
1982 47 6 41
1983 33 0 33
1984 35 5 30
1985 49 0 49
1986 44 0 44
1987 30 0 30
1988 25 0 25
1989 23 0 23
1990 22 0 22
1991 22 6 16
1992 17 6 11
1993 18 5 13
1994 8 0 8
1995 11 0 11
1997 7 0 7
1999 6 0 6
2000 6 0 6
2001 5 0 5
2002 12 5 7
2010 5 5 0
2011 5 5 0
2012 5 5 0
2013 6 6 0
2014 7 7 0
2015 6 6 0
2016 8 8 0
2017 6 6 0

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Popularity of Erie as a first name

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Popularity of Erie as a last name

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Common last names for Erie

  • Smith
  • Williams
  • Brown
  • Miller
  • Thomas
  • Davis
  • Walker
  • Wilson
  • Thompson
  • Allen
  • Powell
  • Jackson

Common first names for Erie

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Erie U.S.
  White 87.52% 64.26%
  African American 7.69% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.45% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.03% 16.26%

Of Last Name Erie

People with the last name Erie are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Erie

  • How Popular is the name Erie? Erie is the 4,860th most popular name of all time. As a last name Erie was the 33,196th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Erie have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,369 babies born with the first name Erie in the United States. That's more than enough people named Erie to occupy the territory of Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 3,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Erie? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 12 new born babies.
  • When was Erie first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Erie is Tuesday, July 16th, 1872.
  • What year had the most people named Erie born? The highest recorded use of the first name Erie was in 1970 with a total of 81 babies.
  • Random Erie Factoid: According to the 1968 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Erie is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name as you in 1968.
  • Weird things about the name Erie: Your name in reverse order is Eire. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eire. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Erie? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 689 people with the last name Erie.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Erie? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Erie as their last name since less than 1 person in 435k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.