What does Erna mean?
Erna [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.
Affiliated girl name: Ernestine.Creative forms:
(female) Earna, Eirna, ..
(male) Erea, Ernio, .. Middle name pairings:
Erna Amayah (E.A.), ..
How popular is Erna?
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. Demographics)
Erna reached its top position of #299 in the U.S. in the 1890s, but is not ranked at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular alternative forms of Erna appearing in the Top 2000 are Ernestine, Ernestina and Ernest. Usage of these relations of Erna was at its apex in the 1920s (median #712).
Erna▼ is alike in pronunciation to Arna, Orna and Warna. Other recommended names are Anna▼, Arina, Brana, Byna, Carna, Dana▼, Drena, Duna, Dyna, Earla, Ebba, Eddna, Edina, Edna▼, Edra, Edyna, Eena, Eira, Eirana, Eirena, Eitna, Elna▼, Elsa, Emma▼, Ena, Enya, Enza, Erda, Erena, Erene, Erga, Erin▼, Erina, Erinn, Erinna, Erla, Erma▼, Ermina, Ertha, Erwina, Eryn, Erynn, Ethna, Etna, Eula▼, Euna, Evia, Evina, Gana, Gina▼, Hana▲, Irina, Lina, Luna▲, Lyna, Marna, Morna, Nena, Nina, Nona▼, Orina, Rana, Rina, Tina▼, Tona, Unna, Urina, Vina▼, Virna, Vyna, Yana and Zana. These names tend to be less frequently used than Erna.See names in meaning and etymology.