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What does Ernestina mean?

Ernestina Pronunciation of Ernestina [ernesti-na] as a girls' name is an Old German name, and the meaning of Ernestina is "serious; battle to the death". Ernestina is an alternate spelling of Ernestine (Old German): elaborated feminine version of Ernest. See also Erna.

Associated with: battle.


Ernestina has 2 variants: Earnestine and Ernestyna.

3 more alternative forms via Ernestine: Ernesha, Ernesta and Ernesztina.

Creative forms:
(female) Ernestica, Ernestiena, ..

(male) Ernestien, Ernestino, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ernestina Valery (E.V.), ..

How popular is Ernestina?

Ernestina is a very prominent first name for females (#1067 out of 4276, Top 25%) but an uncommon surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Ernestina was first listed in 1890-1899 and reached its top rank of #781 in the U.S. in the 1930s, but is not ranked at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ernestina name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ernestina outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent variation forms of Ernestina listed in the Top 2000 are Ernestine, Erna and Earnestine. Other forms, like Ernestyna, are uncommon. Usage of these relations of Ernestina was common among parents in the 1920s (median #500), but now, forms like Earnestine have become somewhat outmoded.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ernestina, Earnestine, Erna, Ernestine in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Agustina, Aretina, Argentina, Artina, Bertina, Brittina, Celestena, Celestina, Celestyna, Chastina, Chrisstina (see Christina), Christina, Chrystina, Concettina, Crispina, Cristena, Cristiana, Cristina, Cristiona, Crystina, Dantina, Destina, Egbertina, Egbertine (see Egberta), Egbertyna (see Egberta), Elberthina, Elbertina (see Alberta), Enedina, Eneida, Erina, Erletta, Erlina, Ermina, Ervina, Erwina, Ewelina, Gertina, Gretna, Hristina, Irelina, Jamesina, Jensina, Jessina, Jesstina, Jestina, Justina, Kristena, Kristiana, Kristina, Krisztina, Krystiana, Krystina, Krystyna, Larentina, Messina, Modestina (see Modesty), Montina, Ornina, Quentina, Robertina, Robettina, Selestina, Silestena (see Celeste), Silestijna (see Celeste), Silestina, Teresina, Treina, Trevina, Trissina (see Tricia), Tristana, Tristina, Urselina, Valentina, Venusina (see Venus) and Vincentina. These names tend to be less commonly used than Ernestina.

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