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Meaning and Origin

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun E"ros
Love; the god of love; -- by earlier writers represented as one of the first and creative gods, by later writers as the son of Aphrodite, equivalent to the Latin god Cupid.

Etymology: L., fr. Gr. � love, � (personified) Eros, fr. � to love

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A desire for sexual intimacy
  2. (Greek mythology) god of love; son of Aphrodite; identified with Roman Cupid

From Ancient Greek Ἔρως (Érōs).

  1. (Greek mythology) The god of love and sexual desire; son of either Erebus and Nyx or Aphrodite and Ares. His Roman counterpart is Cupid.

Eros was also found in the following language(s): Portuguese and Spanish

Notable Persons Named Eros

Eros Ramazzotti is a pop music musician and singer-songwriter. He has had major accomplishments since 1981. Eros was given the name Eros Luciano Walter Ramazzotti on October 28th, 1963 in Rome.


Eros Vlahos is an actor and comedian. Eros was born on January 13th, 1995 in London.


Eros Grezda is a soccer player for the NK Lokomotiva, FC Prishtina, NK Maribor, NK Aluminij, NK Zavrč, and Albania national under-21 football team. Eros was born on April 15th, 1995 in Slovenia.


Eros Pisano is a soccer player for the Hellas Verona F.C., Varese Calcio S.S.D., A.C. Pisa 1909, U.S. Città di Palermo, Genoa C.F.C., and Italy Lega Pro representative teams. Eros was born on March 31st, 1987 in Busto Arsizio. Eros is also known as Pisano and Eros.


Eros Poli is a cyclist. Eros was born on August 6th, 1963 in Isola della Scala.


Eros Djarot is a songwriter, film director, politician, and director. His career lasted from 1976 to 1976. Eros was born on July 22nd, 1950 in Rangkasbitung, Banten.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Eros

Peter was born on September 22nd, 1932. They died on September 12th, 2014.



Reinhard was born in 1948.


Gábor Erős is a soccer player for the Várda SE, Győri ETO FC, Budapest Honvéd FC, Pécsi MFC, Ferencvárosi TC, Panthrakikos F.C., Ionikos F.C., Pyrsos Grevena F.C., PFC Lokomotiv Plovdiv, Doxa Drama F.C., and Gyirmót SE. Gábor was born on July 1st, 1980 in Győr.


Annette was born in Munich. Annette is also known as Hofmann and Annette (birth name).


Károly Erős is a soccer player for the Vasas SC, Budapesti VSC, MTK Budapest FC, Újpest FC, BFC Siófok, Budapest Honvéd FC, Rákospalotai EAC, and Hungary national football team. Károly was born on December 20th, 1971 in Pilisvörösvár, Hungary.


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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1974 5 0 5
1976 8 0 8
1993 7 0 7
1994 13 0 13
1995 15 0 15
1996 19 0 19
1997 23 0 23
1998 21 0 21
1999 25 0 25
2000 29 0 29
2001 42 0 42
2002 39 0 39
2003 41 0 41
2004 48 0 48
2005 41 0 41
2006 46 0 46
2007 55 0 55
2008 56 0 56
2009 50 0 50
2010 54 0 54
2011 57 0 57
2012 52 0 52
2013 58 0 58
2014 56 0 56
2015 66 0 66
2016 65 0 65
2017 66 0 66
* Years where the name was given to 5 or fewer babies will show zero to respect privacy.

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International Interest for Eros

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Popularity of Eros as a first name

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Popularity of Eros as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Eros U.S.
  White 71.05% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.63% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.26% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 23.31% 16.26%

Of Last Name Eros

People with the last name Eros are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Eros

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  • How Popular is the name Eros? Eros is the 10,192nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Eros was the 73,005th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Eros have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,057 babies born with the first name Eros in the United States. That's more than enough people named Eros to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Eros? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1974 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Eros first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Eros is Sunday, July 9th, 1876.
  • What year had the most people named Eros born? The highest recorded use of the first name Eros was in 2015 with a total of 66 babies.
  • Random Eros Factoid: According to the 1995 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Eros is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 6 babies in California have the same name as you in 1995.
  • Weird things about the name Eros: Your name in reverse order is Sore. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rsoe. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Eros? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 266 people with the last name Eros.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Eros? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Eros as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.1m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • 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).
  • 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).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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