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Meaning of Erling

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The name Erling has the following meaning:

A nobleman's son. Also has the meaning of "descendant" in Scandinavian. A derivative of the Old Norse word jarl meaning "chieftain, nobleman, earl".
It is a male name, suitable for baby boys.


As a baby boy name, Erling is currently not a popular baby name in the USA.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Erling in the USA, over the past 100 years.
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The name Erling is pronounced as ur-lin


Erling originates from the English language.

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Related names

The following names are baby names related to Erling and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Erling: Boys - Burdette, Dalston, Delwin, Dempster, Dorman, Eldred, Fitzhugh, Grant, Hamp, Lyle, Milton, Norbert, Norris, Preston, Rayburn, Sheldon, Wayman, Weldon, Girls - Daralis, Emerald, Myrna, Both genders - Addison, Ashton, Grace


Popular Variants for the name Erling: Erlyng


We think the name Erling should fall under the following style category: Verbs and Nouns.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Erling to be: A sincere and solemn man

In one word, you might describe Erling as a(n) "solemn" person.

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Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Erling (or its variants) are:

Erling Dekke Nęss, born on 5 September, a famous entrepreneur. Erling Dekke Nęss's background: A Norwegian shipowner and businessman.

Erling Sven Lorentzen , born on 28 January, a famous entrepreneur. Erling Sven Lorentzen 's background: A Norwegian businessman who has lived in Brazil for decades.

Erling Wold , born on 30 January, a famous musician. Erling Wold 's background: A San Francisco based composer of opera and contemporary classical music.
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