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By Olivia Musembi Senior Content Writer
Updated: Jul 11, 2024 | 👁️ 12 Views | 🔊 11 Pronunciations
✔️ Fact Checked by Sangeetha Sivaguru (Senior Content Specialist)

Gender: Unisex

Origin: African

Meaning: Named after the Red Sea

Pronunciation: uh-REE-tree-uh, əˈriːtreə, EH R IH T R IY AH

Popularity Rank: #110,639

On this page:

  • 1. Eritrea Meaning
  • 2. Eritrea Pronunciation Guide
  • 3. Record your pronunciation of Eritrea
  • 4. Translations of Eritrea
  • 5. Eritrea Name Popularity
  • 6. Eritrea popularity in U.S.
  • 7. Eritrea Name Poster
  • 8. Names similar to Eritrea

Eritrea Meaning

Derived from the Latin name for the Red Sea, Mare Erythraeum. It was adopted as the name for the country Eritrea when it gained independence in 1993.

Eritrea also means "Named after the Red Sea, symbolizing strength and independence.".

Eritrea is commonly found in Netherlands, Sudan, Palestine, and 23 more countries.

Eritrea Pronunciation Guide

Phonetic Pronunciation: uh-REE-tree-uh

IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet): əˈriːtreə

ARPAbet phonetic pronunciation: EH R IH T R IY AH

EH: Pronounce as in "red" (R EH D)

R: Pronounce as in "red" (R EH D)

IH: Pronounce as in "sit" (S IH T)

T: Pronounce as in "top" (T AA P)

R: Pronounce as in "red" (R EH D)

IY: Pronounce as in "see" (S IY)

AH: Pronounce as in "but" (B AH T)

This pronunciation guide uses the ARPABET system, a phonetic notation developed by the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) for speech recognition systems. Each ARPABET symbol corresponds to a distinct sound in English. For example, 'JH' represents the sound as in 'joke,' 'AA' represents the sound as in 'father,' and 'N' represents the sound as in 'no.'

The pronunciation guide was generated using the CMU Pronouncing Dictionary, a public domain resource for phonetic pronunciations of words.

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Translations of Eritrea

Eritrea Name Popularity

At NamesLook, the name Eritrea is recorded 208 times globally, ranking it as the 110,639th most common name worldwide.

Eritrea is most prevalent in Netherlands, with 27 occurrences, making it the 11,224th most popular name in the country.

In Netherlands, the name Eritrea is found among 1 in every 14052 people, showcasing its highest frequency there.

Eritrea Popularity by Country

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Netherlands#11,2241 : 14,052
Sudan#23,0341 : 53,756
Palestine#10,8241 : 14,434
United States of America#53,1901 : 86,148

List of countries the name Eritrea is rarely found

Eritrea popularity in U.S.


This chart displays the ranking of the name Eritrea from 1980 to 2023, based on the most recent data from the U.S. Social Security Administration.

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Eritrea Name Poster

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