Origin:Native American
Meaning:Long tail; Cherry tree
Erie is a boy’s name of Native American origin. It refers to Lake Erie, the fourth-largest of North America’s five Great Lakes. The lake got its name from the Native American Erie tribe, whose name derives from the Iroquoian word erielhonan, meaning “long tail.” Alternatively, it may come from the word eri, meaning “cherry tree.” If you have roots near this famous lake, why not pay tribute by naming baby Erie?
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