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

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Erling mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Erling

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International Interest
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Alt. Meaning

E is for enduring, forever will your memory remain

R is for relax, you know how!

L is for luxury, the luxury of your smile.

I is for immaculate, keeping it tidy

N is for novel, don't get too complicated!

G is for grace, an admirable trait!

Notable Persons Named Erling

Notable Persons Named Erling

Erling Persson

Erling Persson was a fashion designer. Erling was born on January 21st, 1917 in Borlänge, Sweden. He died on October 28th, 2002.

Erling Lorentzen

Erling was given the name Erling Sven Lorentzen by his parent Øivind Lorentzen on January 28th, 1923 in Oslo. Erling is also known as Erling S. Lorentzen.

Erling Mandelmann

Erling was born on November 18th, 1935.

Erling Knudtzon

Erling Knudtzon is an athlete for the Lillestrøm SK, Ullern IF, and Lyn Fotball. Erling was born on December 15th, 1988.

Erling Falk

Erling was born on August 12th, 1887. He breathed his last breath on July 31st, 1940.

Erling Eidem

Erling Eidem was a christian bishop. Erling was born on April 23rd, 1880. He left this life on April 14th, 1972.

  • Erling Wold
  • Erling Folkvord
  • Erling Lae
  • Erling Poppe
  • Erling Jacobsen
    Soccer Player
  • Erling Kittelsen
  • Erling Brene
  • Erling Bauck
  • Erling Østerberg
  • Erling Lindboe

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Erling U.S.
  White 93.56% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.40% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.96% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.52% 16.26%

Of Last Name Erling

People with the last name Erling are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Erling

  • How Popular is the name Erling? Erling is the 9,504th most popular name of all time. As a last name Erling was the 57,101st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Erling have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,233 babies born with the first name Erling in the United States. That's more than enough people named Erling to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Erling? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1908 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Erling first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Erling is Saturday, May 9th, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Erling born? The highest recorded use of the first name Erling was in 1920 with a total of 49 babies.
  • Random Erling Factoid: According to the 1912 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Erling ranks 98th in popularity as a baby boy's name in North Dakota. Imagine that, 6 babies in North Dakota have the same name in 1912.
  • Weird things about the name Erling: The name spelled backwards is Gnilre. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Nlgrei. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Erling? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 357 people with the last name Erling.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Erling? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Erling as their last name since less than 1 person in 833k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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