What does Ernest mean?
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 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.
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.
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Ernest Related Names
Variants of the name Ernest include Earnest.
- 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 Name Fun
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