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

Meaning and Origin

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

Origin and Meaning of Eros

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User Submitted Meanings

  1. A user from Mozambique says the name Eros is of Greek origin and means "The God of love".
  2. A user from New York, U.S. says the name Eros is of Greek origin and means "Eros is the Greek god of Love also has a other name which is more recognizable which is Cupid".
  3. According to a user from Greece, the name Eros is of Greek origin and means "Love/romantic".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun E"ros
Love; the god of love; -- by earlier writers represented as one of the first and creative gods, by later writers as the son of Aphrodite, equivalent to the Latin god Cupid.

Etymology: L., fr. Gr. � love, � (personified) Eros, fr. � to love

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A desire for sexual intimacy
  2. (Greek mythology) god of love; son of Aphrodite; identified with Roman Cupid

From Ancient Greek Ἔρως (Érōs).

  1. (Greek mythology) The god of love and sexual desire; son of either Erebus and Nyx or Aphrodite and Ares. His Roman counterpart is Cupid.
  2. 433 Eros, an asteroid

Eros was also found in the following language(s): Catalan, Portuguese, and Spanish

Notable Persons Named Eros

Notable Persons Named Eros

Eros Ramazzotti

Eros Ramazzotti is a pop music musician and singer-songwriter. He has had major accomplishments since 1981. Eros was given the name Eros Luciano Walter Ramazzotti on October 28th, 1963 in Rome.

Eros Vlahos

Eros Vlahos is an actor and comedian. Eros was born on January 13th, 1995 in London.

Eros Grezda

Eros Grezda is a soccer player for the NK Lokomotiva, FC Prishtina, NK Maribor, NK Aluminij, NK Zavrč, and Albania national under-21 football team. Eros was born on April 15th, 1995 in Slovenia.

Eros Pisano

Eros Pisano is a soccer player for the Hellas Verona F.C., Varese Calcio S.S.D., A.C. Pisa 1909, U.S. Città di Palermo, Genoa C.F.C., and Italy Lega Pro representative teams. Eros was born on March 31st, 1987 in Busto Arsizio. Eros is also known as Pisano and Eros.

Eros Poli

Eros Poli is a cyclist. Eros was born on August 6th, 1963 in Isola della Scala.

Eros Djarot

Eros Djarot is a songwriter, film director, politician, and director. His career lasted from 1976 to 1976. Eros was born on July 22nd, 1950 in Rangkasbitung, Banten.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Eros

Notable Persons With the Last Name Eros

Peter Eros

Peter was born on September 22nd, 1932. They died on September 12th, 2014.

Dávid Erős

Reinhard Eros

Reinhard was born in 1948.

Gábor Erős

Gábor Erős is a soccer player for the Várda SE, Győri ETO FC, Budapest Honvéd FC, Pécsi MFC, Ferencvárosi TC, Panthrakikos F.C., Ionikos F.C., Pyrsos Grevena F.C., PFC Lokomotiv Plovdiv, Doxa Drama F.C., and Gyirmót SE. Gábor was born on July 1st, 1980 in Győr.

Annette Eros

Annette was born in Munich. Annette is also known as Hofmann and Annette (birth name).

Károly Erős

Károly Erős is a soccer player for the Vasas SC, Budapesti VSC, MTK Budapest FC, Újpest FC, BFC Siófok, Budapest Honvéd FC, Rákospalotai EAC, and Hungary national football team. Károly was born on December 20th, 1971 in Pilisvörösvár, Hungary.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Eros U.S.
  White 71.05% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.63% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.26% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 23.31% 16.26%

Of Last Name Eros

People with the last name Eros are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Eros

  • What name lists does Eros rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Eros? Eros is the 9,441st most popular name of all time. As a last name Eros was the 73,005th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Eros have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,245 babies born with the first name Eros in the United States. That's more than enough people named Eros 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 Eros? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1974 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Eros first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Eros is Sunday, July 9th, 1876.
  • What year had the most people named Eros born? The highest recorded use of the first name Eros was in 2019 with a total of 106 babies.
  • Random Eros Factoid: According to the 2008 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Eros is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 12 babies in California have the same name in 2008.
  • Weird things about the name Eros: The name spelled backwards is Sore. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Oser. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Eros? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 266 people with the last name Eros.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Eros? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Eros as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.1m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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