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What does Ernestine mean?

Ernestine Pronunciation of Ernestine [ernes-tine] as a girls' name (also used as boys' 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.

Associated with: battle, 19th century.


Ernestine has 9 variants: Earnestine, Erna, Ernaline, Ernesha, Ernesta, Ernestina, Ernestyna, Ernesztina and Ernice.

Creative forms:
(female) Ernestien, Ernestinea, ..

(male) Ernestien, Ernestige, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ernestine Kylee (E.K.), ..

How popular is Ernestine?

Ernestine is a very popular first name for females (#409 out of 4276, Top 10%) and a slightly less popular last name for both adults and children (#134929 out of 150436, Top 90%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Ernestine reached its top rank of #203 in the U.S. in the 1920s, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular variation forms of Ernestine are Earnestine, Erna, Ernest and Ernestina. Usage of these forms of Ernestine reached its most widespread a century ago (median #651).

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Albertine, Armantine, Augustine, Austine, Bertine, Bettine, Brittine (see Brittany), Bryttine, Celestene, Celestine, Celestyne (see Celeste), Chastine, Chrisstine, Christine, Chrystine, Cristine, Crystene, Crystine, Destine, Edeline, Egbertina, Egbertine (see Egberta), Egbertyne (see Egberta), Eglantine, Elberthine (see Alberta), Elbertina (see Alberta), Elbertine, Emeline, Emmeline, Enedina, Erene, Erienne, Erlene, Erlette, Erline, Ermine, Erminine, Ervette, Etheline, Eveline, Fantine, Faustine, Hansine, Herbertine, Hubertine, Jensine, Jestine, Justine, Khristine, Kirstine, Kristaine, Kristene, Kristiane, Kristine, Kristyne, Krystene, Krystine, Krystyne, Laurestine, Modestine, Orseline, Robertine, Selestine, Selestyne (see Celeste), Silestyne (see Celeste), Sunshine, Trelaine and Valentine. These names tend to be less frequently used than Ernestine.

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