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What does Ernice mean?

Ernice Pronunciation of Ernice [er-nice] as a name for girls is an Old German name, and the name Ernice means "serious; battle to the death". Ernice is a variant form of Ernestine (Old German): elaborated feminine variation of Ernest.

Associated with: battle.


2 alternative forms via Ernestine: Erna and Ernaline.

Creative forms:
(female) Elnice, Ernile, ..

(male) Ernez, Ernies, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ernice Emmaline (E.E.), ..

How popular is Ernice?

Ernice is an uncommon first name for women. Ernice is a unique surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent related forms of Ernice (outside Top 2000) are Ernestine and Erna. These forms of Ernice reached the height of their popularity 95 years ago (average #345), but now, versions like Ernestine have become somewhat dated. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Ernice is pronounced similarly to Arnice. Other suggested similar names are Anice, Annice, Artice, Arzice, Bernice, Branice, Danice, Denice, Elice, Ellice, Erica, Erike, Erline, Ermine, Eroica, Eunice, Eunices, Eunike, Janice, Jenice, Lanice, Lenice, Nanice, Ranice, Unice, Venice and Vernice. These names tend to be more commonly used than Ernice.

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