Meaning and name origin
Ernestine \e-rnesti-ne, er-nes-tine\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Ernestine), is pronounced er-ness-TEEN. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Ernestine is "serious; battle to the death". Elaborated feminine form of Ernest, created in the 19th century.
Ernestine is a very popular first name for females (#409 out of 4276, Top 10%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Ernestine for girls. Ernestine reached its highest rank of #210 in the U.S. in 1920-1929. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Ernestine and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Ernestine, Ernestina, Erna and Earnestine. (2014 statistics).