Erie Name Meaning

Origin uncertain. It may be derived from the place name Erie, the name of one of the Great Lakes and various counties and townships on its southern shores. The etymology is from the name of an American Indian people who lived there before the arrival of Europeans, and indeed the surname may denote a member of this people. Their name is said to mean ‘cat’ or ‘cat people’.

List of People with Surname Erie

According to our database, there are a total of 249 people with the surname Erie. Among these people surnamed Erie, there are about 60 unique names, with an average of 4 people who have the same name. David Erie, James Erie and Andrew Erie are the top three most popular names from the list of people surnamed Erie, with 13, 10 and 8 people respectively.

Moreover, we found that Minnesota has the largest number of people surnamed Erie, with a total of 63 people, and there are a total of 40 unique names among these people. Pennsylvania is the second-most populous state for people with the surname Erie, with a total of 25 people and an average of 13 unique names.