See also: erne, Erné, -erne, érne, and érné

English edit

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Etymology 1 edit

From Irish abhainn na hÉirne, An Éirne, from a goddess or population called Érainn, which could be related to Old Irish Ériu (matron goddess of Ireland), in which case a doublet of Ireland.[1]

Proper noun edit


  1. A river in Ireland and Northern Ireland, starting in County Cavan, entering County Fermanagh, and passing through Upper and Lower Lough Erne on its way to the sea in County Donegal.

References edit

  1. ^ Coyle, C. (2017). The Little Book of Irish Landmarks. Ireland: History Press.

Etymology 2 edit

Proper noun edit

Erne (plural Ernes)

  1. A surname from German.
Statistics edit
  • According to the 2010 United States Census, Erne is the 41426th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 525 individuals. Erne is most common among White (91.62%) individuals.

Further reading edit