Ernest: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Ernest | Boys
Origin of the name Ernest:
Cognate of the German Ernst, a name derived from the Old High German Ernust and Ernost (earnest, resolute).
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- Comments and insights on the name Ernest: | Edit
I love my name, Ernest. It is distinctive. As a child there can be challenges being nicknamed "Ernie", but as an adult its a great name.
- Personal experiences with the name Ernest: | Edit
I have never really liked my name, Ernest. Most people call me Ernie, which I prefer. Sometimes people will ask me how is Bert. People are more apt to remember your name.
- Nicknames for Ernest: | Edit
Ernie, Nebby (used in Yorkshire)
- Meanings and history of the name Ernest: | Edit
Ernest meanes "smart bird" in greek
- Famous real-life people named Ernest: | Edit
Ernest Thayer, American poet
Ernest Hemingway, American author, winner of Nobel Prize in Literature
Ernest Borgnine, American actor
Ernest Haycox, American western writer
Ernest Lehman, American screenwriter
- Ernest in song, story & screen: | Edit
Ernest Worthing, main character in The Importance of Being Earnest, a comedic play written by Oscar Wilde.
Ernie, a Muppet character on Sesame Street.
Global Popularity of the Name Ernest
- #789 in United States