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What does Ern mean?

Ern Pronunciation of Ern [ern] as a name for boys is an Old German name, and Ern means "serious business; battle to the death". Ern is a version of Ernest (Old German): from the word eornost.

Associated with: battle (war).


3 different relations via Ernest: Ernie, Erno and Ernst.

Creative forms:
(male) Eun, Eurn, ..

(female) Ered, Ery, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ern Kamren (E.K.), ..

How popular is Ern?

Ern is an unusual first name for males. Ern is an equivalently unusual surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent varying forms of Ern (not in Top 2000) ranked in the Top 2000 are Ernest (#956 in recent rankings), Ernst and Ernie. These relations of Ern were popular as birth names 125 years ago (median #495) and have become much less common since. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ernest, Ernie, Ernst in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Ern is pronounced similarly to Arn and Arne. Other suggested similar names are Ean, Eon, Eran, Eri, Erin, Erl, Eron and Erv. These names tend to be more commonly used than Ern.

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