What does Erna mean?
Erna \e-rna, er-na\ as a girls' name is of Old Norse origin, and the meaning of Erna is "capable". Mythology: name of the wife of the demi-god Jarl. Also short form of Ernesta or Ernestina, feminine forms of Ernest.
For more on this name, see also the related girl name Ernestine.
Erna is a very prominent first name for females (#929 out of 4276, Top 22%) but an uncommon last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Erna for girls. Erna reached its top position of #227 in the U.S. during the years 1900-1909, but is not ranked at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of Erna and corresponding names. Popular alternative forms of Erna appearing in the Top 1000 are Ernestine, Ernestina and Earnestine. Usage of these girl names was at its apex during the years 1930-1939 and has become much lower since, with the forms Ernestine, Ernestina, Erna and Earnestine becoming less trendy. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Erna▼ is alike in pronunciation to Arna, Orna and Warna. Other recommended similar baby names are Edna▼, Eena, Eirana, Eirena, Elna▼, Ena▼, Erda, Erena, Erene, Erga, Erin▲, Erina, Erinn, Erinna, Erla, Erma▼, Erwina, Eryn, Erynn, Etna and Euna. These names tend to be less frequently used than Erna.