What does Ernestine mean?
Ernestine [ernes-tine] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Ernestine) has its root in Old German, and the meaning of the name Ernestine is "serious business; battle to the death". Ernestine is a version of Ernest (Old German): from the word eornost.
Associated with: battle (war).
(female) Middle name pairings:
Ernestine Howard (E.H.), ..
How popular is Ernestine?
Ernestine is an uncommon first name for males but a somewhat popular surname for both adults and children (#134929 out of 150436, Top 90%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Which version is better?with its source form and related boy names. Ernest (#956 last year) and Ernesto (#641) are the prominent alternative forms of Ernestine (not ranked). These forms of Ernestine reached the peak of their popularity during 1890-1899 (median #919) and are now much less widespread. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Similar NamesRecommended names are Agustine, Augustine▲, Celestine, Earnest▼, Eraste, Erneszt (see Ernest), Ernie▼, Ernin, Ernst▼, Erskin, Erskine, Ervine, Selestine, Tremaine and Valentine▼. These names tend to be more frequently used than Ernestine.See names in meaning and etymology.