Erskine

First Name
2k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
5k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meanings and Origins

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Origin and Meaning of Erskine

"Erskine" is a name of Scottish origin, and it means "From the top of the cliff Ascending". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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  1. A surname​.

Notable Persons Named Erskine

Erskine Bowles is a Chairman of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility, Reform, President of the University of North Carolina, White House Chief of Staff, Chairman of theNational Commission on Fiscal Responsibility, President of theUniversity of North Carolina,. Erskine was born on August 8th, 1945 in Greensboro, North Carolina, United States.

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Erskine Caldwell was a writer. Erskine was given the name Erskine Preston Caldwell on December 17th, 1903 in Moreland, Georgia, U.S. He passed away on April 11th, 1987.

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Erskine H. Childers was a President of Ireland and Tánaiste. Erskine was born on December 11th, 1905 in London, England. He died on November 17th, 1974.

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Erskine Hawkins was a swing music and big band trumpet and bandleader. He plays Trumpet. Erskine was given the name Erskine Ramsay Hawkins on July 26th, 1914. He left this life on November 11th, 1993.

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Erskine Sanford was an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1916 to 1952. Erskine was born on November 19th, 1885 in Trinidad, Colorado, U.S. He died on July 7th, 1969.

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E. Bronson Ingram II was a businessman. E. was given the name Erskine Bronson Ingram II by his parents Orrin Henry Ingram and Sr. on November 27th, 1931 in Saint Paul, Minnesota. He left this life on June 15th, 1995.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Erskine

Maya Erskine is an actress. She was most prominent from 2010 to present.

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Judy Murray is a tennis coach. Judy was given the name Judith Erskine by her parent Roy Erskine on July 8th, 1959 in Bridge of Allan. Judy is also known as Erskine and Judith (birthname).

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Peter Erskine is a jazz drummer and composer. He plays Drum kit and Percussion instrument. He has had major accomplishments since 1972. Peter was born Peter Erskine on June 5th, 1954 in Somers Point, New Jersey United States.

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Kenneth Erskine is a famed individual. Kenneth was born in 1963 in Hammersmith. Kenneth is also known as The Stockwell Strangler.

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Gizzi Erskine is a chef, tv personality, and food writer. Gizzi was given the name Griselda Maxwell Erskine on August 20th, 1979 in Dumfries, Scotland. Gizzi is also known as Erskine and Griselda.

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Scott Erskine is a criminal.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1898 5 0 5
1900 5 0 5
1904 6 0 6
1907 5 0 5
1908 7 0 7
1910 6 0 6
1911 7 0 7
1912 5 0 5
1913 15 0 15
1914 17 0 17
1915 17 0 17
1916 18 0 18
1917 29 0 29
1918 28 0 28
1919 22 0 22
1920 15 0 15
1921 46 0 46
1922 32 0 32
1923 30 0 30
1924 40 0 40
1925 38 0 38
1926 34 0 34
1927 32 0 32
1928 23 0 23
1929 29 0 29
1930 25 0 25
1931 31 0 31
1932 17 0 17
1933 15 0 15
1934 24 0 24
1935 15 0 15
1936 25 0 25
1937 25 0 25
1938 22 0 22
1939 26 0 26
1940 34 0 34
1941 26 0 26
1942 34 0 34
1943 32 0 32
1944 22 0 22
1945 25 0 25
1946 33 0 33
1947 48 0 48
1948 31 0 31
1949 38 0 38
1950 34 0 34
1951 38 0 38
1952 30 0 30
1953 38 0 38
1954 36 0 36
1955 38 0 38
1956 29 0 29
1957 31 0 31
1958 28 0 28
1959 22 0 22
1960 14 0 14
1961 16 0 16
1962 21 0 21
1963 17 0 17
1964 18 0 18
1965 23 0 23
1966 25 0 25
1967 24 0 24
1968 22 0 22
1969 27 0 27
1970 25 0 25
1971 27 0 27
1972 20 0 20
1973 26 0 26
1974 29 0 29
1975 16 0 16
1976 23 0 23
1977 11 0 11
1978 18 0 18
1979 17 0 17
1980 19 0 19
1981 8 0 8
1982 16 0 16
1983 14 0 14
1984 8 0 8
1985 12 0 12
1986 5 0 5
1987 10 0 10
1988 6 0 6
1989 11 0 11
1990 13 0 13
1991 11 0 11
1992 9 0 9
1996 11 0 11
1997 6 0 6
2000 8 0 8
2005 6 0 6
2006 5 0 5
2007 5 0 5
2009 5 0 5
2011 5 0 5

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Popularity of Erskine as a first name

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Popularity of Erskine as a last name

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Common last names for Erskine

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Miller
  • Carter
  • White
  • Moore
  • Clark

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Erskine U.S.
  White 81.38% 64.26%
  African American 11.81% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.65% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.51% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.32% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.33% 16.26%

Of Last Name Erskine

People with the last name Erskine are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Erskine

  • How Popular is the name Erskine? Erskine is the 6,690th most popular name of all time. As a last name Erskine was the 6,458th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Erskine have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,995 babies born with the first name Erskine in the United States. That's more than enough people named Erskine to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Erskine? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1898 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Erskine first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Erskine is Thursday, September 26th, 1872.
  • What year had the most people named Erskine born? The highest recorded use of the first name Erskine was in 1947 with a total of 48 babies.
  • Random Erskine Factoid: According to the 1928 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Erskine is not a popular baby boy's name in Alabama. Imagine that, only 11 babies in Alabama have the same name as you in 1928.
  • Weird things about the name Erskine: Your name in reverse order is Eniksre. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eirknes. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Erskine? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 5,258 people with the last name Erskine.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Erskine? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Erskine as their last name.

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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).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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