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What does Ernestina mean?

Ernestina /ern-esti-na/ as a girls' name. Ernestina's name origin is Old German, and the meaning of Ernestina is "serious; battle to the death". Ernestina is an alternate spelling, with the suffix -a, of Ernestine (Old German): elaborated feminine version of Ernest. See also Erna.


Ernestina has 2 variants: Earnestine and Ernestyna.

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

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

(male) Ernestien, Ernestino, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Presented below is the birth name history of Ernestina for girls. 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. (2014 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.

Below is a graphed comparison of the statistics of Ernestina and corresponding 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.