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Ernestine (boy)

What does Ernestine mean?

Ernestine Pronunciation of 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).


2 relations via Ernest: Ernesto and Ernestus.

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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)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended 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.

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