"from the high cliffs"

Erskine Origin and Meaning

The name Erskine is a boy's name of Scottish origin meaning "from the high cliffs".

Rarely used un-Gaelic-sounding Scottish name with literary associations to Erskine Caldwell, author of Tobacco Road and God's Little Acre.

Famous People Named Erskine

  • Erskine Boyce Bowlesformer U.S. White House chief of staff
  • Erskine Preston CaldwellAmerican novelist
  • Erskine SanfordAmerican actor
  • Erskine Ramsay HawkinsAmerican jazz trumpeter
  • Erskine Hamilton Childers4th president of Ireland
  • (Jacob) Erskine MayerAmerican baseball player
  • (Thomas) Erskine May1st Baron Farnborough, English constitutional theorist
  • Torin Herbert Erskine ThatcherBritish,born actor and soldier

Erskine in Pop Culture

  • Erskine Ravelcharacter in Derek Landy's "Skulduggery Pleasant" series