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since 1880
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in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Erlin

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  • According to a user from Michigan, United States, the name Erlin is of Swedish origin and means "Form of Erland, meaning 'stranger'".
  • A submission from Philippines says the name Erlin means "Bitter".
  • A user from Michigan, United States says the name Erlin means "Animus wolf on an unnamed wolf planet".
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International Interest

Notable Persons With the Last Name Erlin

Robbie Erlin is a baseball player for the San Diego Padres. Robbie was born on October 8th, 1990 in Oakland, California.


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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Erlin as a last name

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Fun Facts about the name Erlin

  • How Popular is the name Erlin? Erlin is the 25,215th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Erlin have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 226 babies born with the first name Erlin in the United States. That's more than enough people named Erlin to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Erlin? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1916 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Erlin first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Erlin is Thursday, February 22nd, 1883.
  • What year had the most people named Erlin born? The highest recorded use of the first name Erlin was in 2010 with a total of 14 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Erlin: Your name in reverse order is Nilre. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nirle. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Erlin born Mar 5, 1937

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of North of Latin America approximately on 1825. Your profession was warrior, hunter, fisherman, and executor of sacrifices.

You were sane, practical person, materialist with no spiritual consciousness. Your simple wisdom helped the weak and the poor. You should develop your talent for love, happiness and enthusiasm and to distribute these feelings to all people.

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