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Gender: Female Origin of Aerin: Tolkien Middle Earth invention, or variation of Erin

The name Aerin is a girl's name . Aerin and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Earth and discussed in our forums with posts like "How many ____s do you know?".

From the experts:

In Tolkien's world, the derivation of this airy name is Elvish. Regular folks might consider it an artsier form of Erin, borne by cosmetics heiress and socialite Aerin Lauder.

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Famous People Named Aerin

Aerin Rebecca Lauder Zinterhofer, American cosmetics heiress; daughter of Estee Lauder
Aerin Elisabeth Murdoch (b. 2010), daughter of Lachlan Murdoch and TV personality Sarah Murdoch; granddaughter of TV mogul Rupert Murdoch
Lily Aerin Savage (b. 2008), daughter of actor Fred Savage

Pop Culture References for the name Aerin

Aerin Dragon-killer or Firehair, main character in Robin McKinley's "The Hero and the Crown"
Aerin, character in J.R.R. Tolkien's Legendarium
Aerin may also be derived from the Greek root "aerinos," meaning "atmosphere" or "sky"


Jamie_Kate Says:


I really like this name! But it reminds me a bit too much of Aelin from Throne of Glass. That's honestly what I first thought when I saw this on the home screen

jan11th Says:


I love this name. Unique, soft, pretty