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Meaning and name origin

Ernesta \e-rnes-ta, er-ne-sta\ as a girl's name is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Ernesta is "serious; battle to the death". Ernesta is a variant of Ernestine (Old German): elaborated feminine form of Ernest, created in the 19th century. See also Erna and Nesta.


Ernesta is not a popular first name for females and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Ernesta and its source form. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Ernestine and Erna. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Erna, Ernestine in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ernesta and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Ernesha, Ernestina and Ernestyna. These names tend to be more commonly used than Ernesta.