[ 2 syll. e-rie, er-ie ] The baby boy name Erie is also used as a girl name, but it is somewhat more common for boys. Its pronunciation is IHRiy †. The origin of Erie is Celtic. Erie is a variant of the name Erin (English).
Erie is uncommon as a baby name for boys. At the height of its usage in 1970, 0.004% of baby boys were given the name Erie. Its ranking then was #897. The baby name has since experienced a fall in popularity, and is now of very modest use. Within all boy names in its group, Erie was nonetheless the most popular in 2012. Though Erie is slightly more popular as a baby boy name today, there was a period before 1912 that it was given more often to girls. From 1970 on, increasingly more baby boys than girls were named Erie.
† English pronunciation for Erie: IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"