First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Erle

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International Interest
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A rare spelling variant of Earl.

  1. A male given name from English.

Erle was also found in the following language(s): German and Norwegian

Notable Persons Named Erle

Notable Persons Named Erle

Erle Stanley Gardner

Erle Stanley Gardner was a lawyer and writer. Erle was born on July 17th, 1889 in Malden, Massachusetts, U.S. He breathed his last breath on March 11th, 1970.

Erle C. Kenton

Erle C. Kenton was a film director. He was most active from 1916 to 1957. Erle was born on August 1st, 1896 in Norborne, Missouri, USA. He left this life on January 28th, 1980.

Erle Edwards Barham

Erle Edwards Barham was a farmer, businessman, and business. Erle was born on July 10th, 1937. He left this life on October 17th, 2014.

Erle Cox

Erle Cox was a writer. Erle was born Erle Cox on August 15th, 1873 in Emerald Hill, Victoria, Australia. He breathed his last breath on November 20th, 1950.

Erle Reiter

Erle was born on December 29th, 1916. He passed away on December 3rd, 2008.

Erle Bjoland Harstad

Erle was born on August 6th, 1990 in Bærum.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Erle

Notable Persons With the Last Name Erle

Thomas Erle

Thomas Erle is a list of governors of portsmouth and privy council of ireland.

Walter Erle

Walter was born on November 22nd, 1586. He died on September 1st, 1665.

Broadus Erle

Broadus was born on March 21st, 1918. He left this life on April 6th, 1977.

Peter Erle

Peter was born in 1795. He breathed his last breath on January 29th, 1877.

Christopher Erle

Christopher was born in 1590. He left this life in 1634.

Everett C. Erle

Everett was born on May 10th, 1906. He died on May 10th, 1990.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Erle U.S.
  White 86.08% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 3.38% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.95% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.91% 16.26%

Of Last Name Erle

People with the last name Erle are most frequently White

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Erle

  • How Popular is the name Erle? Erle is the 12,014th most popular name of all time. As a last name Erle was the 80,131st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Erle have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 855 babies born with the first name Erle in the United States. That's more than enough people named Erle to occupy the country of Vatican City with an estimated population of 800 (as of March 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Erle? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1882 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Erle first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Erle is Friday, April 26th, 1872.
  • What year had the most people named Erle born? The highest recorded use of the first name Erle was in 1917 with a total of 28 babies.
  • Random Erle Factoid: According to the 1916 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Erle is not a popular baby boy's name in Minnesota. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Minnesota have the same name in 1916.
  • Weird things about the name Erle: The name spelled backwards is Elre. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Eler. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Erle? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 237 people with the last name Erle.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Erle? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Erle as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.3m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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