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Ernest Meaning


What does Ernest mean?

The name Ernest is of German and English origin.

The meaning of Ernest is "serious".

Ernest is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 6 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced Er-nest.

The Given Name Ernest

Ernest is a form of Ernst. See Ernst for further details.

Ernest is a great choice for parents looking for a more popular name.

This 2 syllable name has majesty and a positive vibe.

A name that will flow off your tongue.

Ernest falls into the classic name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Ernest Borgnine, and Ernest Courtot de Cissey.

Ernest Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 978 in baby name popularity for boys with 210 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 958 in baby name popularity for boys with 216 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

Want to see how Ernest sizes up? How it compares to some other names? Then check out the Ernest Name Popularity Page.

Ernest Related Names

Ernest is a form of Ernst.

Variants of the name Ernest include Earnest.

The names Arnost, Ernestine, Ernesto, Erno are all forms of Ernest.

Ernest has the diminutives (nicknames) Ern, Ernie.

Famous Ernests

  • Ernest ~ Saint
  • Ernest Borgnine ~ Actor
  • Ernest Courtot de Cissey ~ French Prime Minister (1874-1875)
  • Ernest Hemingway ~ Nobel Prize for Literature 1954, Writer
  • Ernest Lawrence ~ Nobel Prize for Physics 1939
  • Ernest Monis ~ French Prime Minister (1911)
  • Ernest Rutherford ~ Nobel Prize for Chemistry 1908, Scientist
  • Ernest Schmidt ~ Basketball Player
  • Ernest Shackleton ~ Explorer
  • Ernest Walton ~ Nobel Prize for Physics 1951

Ernest Numerology

Want to know how your name choice may effect your child?

Then take a look at the Numerological Report For Ernest.

It may give you some insight about your new baby.

Children named Ernest are often silent and grateful but most of all they are read more >>

Ernest Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Ernest in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Ernest.

Just for fun, see the name Ernest in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Ernest in Nautical Flags page.