Ernestine Name Meaning & Origin

Ernestine

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Origin of the name Ernestine:

A feminine form of the German Ernst, a name derived from the Old High German Ernust and Ernost (earnest, resolute).

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Nicknames for Ernestine: | Edit

Ern, Ernie, Tine, Tina

Meanings and history of the name Ernestine: | Edit

Feminine form of the male name Ernest, meaning "serious, determined."

Famous real-life people named Ernestine: | Edit

Ernestine Gilbreth Carey, author of "Cheaper By the Dozen".
Ernestine Schumann-Henck, German opera singer.
Ernestine is the middle name of singer Diana Ross. It was her mother's first name.

Ernestine in song, story & screen: | Edit

"Ernestine", a a comic opera by Choderlos de Laclos

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