Meaning and name origin
Ernesto \e-rnes-to, er-ne-sto\ as a boy's name is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Ernesto is "serious business; battle to the death". Ernesto is a variant of Ernest (Old German): from the word eornost.
Ernesto is a very popular first name for males (#335 out of 1220, Top 27%) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#64270 out of 88799, Top 72%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Ernesto for boys. Ernesto reached its highest rank of #307 in the U.S. in 1980-1989. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Ernesto and its source form. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Ernesto (#651) and Ernest (#880). (2014 statistics).