Earnest Name Meaning & Origin

Earnest

Pronunciation: ER-nehst (key)

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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Related Names:

Ernest, Ernie

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