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Gender: Male Meaning of Erskine: "from the high cliffs" Origin of Erskine: Scottish

The name Erskine is a boy's name of Scottish origin meaning "from the high cliffs". Erskine and is often added to lists like Scottish Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "GP or usable?".

From the experts:

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

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Famous People Named Erskine

Erskine Boyce Bowles, former U.S. White House chief of staff
Erskine Preston Caldwell, American novelist
Erskine Ramsay Hawkins, American jazz trumpeter
Erskine Hamilton Childers, 4th president of Ireland
(Jacob) Erskine Mayer, American baseball player
(Thomas) Erskine May, 1st Baron Farnborough, English constitutional theorist
Torin Herbert Erskine Thatcher, British-born actor and soldier

Pop Culture References for the name Erskine

Erskine Ravel, character in Derek Landy's "Skulduggery Pleasant" series