Meaning and name origin
Ernestina \e-rnesti-na, er-nes-tina\ as a girl's name is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Ernestina is "serious; battle to the death". Ernestina is a variant of Ernestine (Old German): elaborated feminine form of Ernest, created in the 19th century. See also Erna.
Ernestina is a very popular first name for females (#1067 out of 4276, Top 25%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Ernestina for girls. Ernestina reached its highest rank of #694 in the U.S. in 1930-1939. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Ernestina and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Ernestine, Ernestina, Erna and Earnestine. (2014 statistics).