"spring or hero"

Erinna Origin and Meaning

The name Erinna is a girl's name meaning "spring or hero".

Erinna was an ancient poetess from the island of Telos near Rhodes. Only fragments of her poems remain, which were reproduced in Bergk's Poetae Lyrici Graeci (published in 1900).

Her name is of unclear origin. Possible derivations include from the Greek for "spring" or "hero", with the addition of a feminine suffix.

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Famous People Named Erinna

  • Erinna of Telos4th,century BC Greek poet, sometimes called Erina