Meaning and Name Origin
Ernesto \e-rnes-to, er-ne-sto\ as a name for boys. The meaning of Ernesto is "serious business; battle to the death". Ernesto is a variation of Ernest (Old German): from the word eornost. A popular name for babies.
Ernesto is a very popular first name for males (#335 out of 1220, Top 27%) and a slightly less popular surname for both adults and children (#64270 out of 88799, Top 72%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the baby name popularity of Ernesto for boys. Ernesto was first listed in 1900-1909 and reached its apex rank of #307 in the U.S. during the years 1980-1989, and is at #651 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Ernesto and corresponding names. Prominent varying forms of Ernesto (#651 last year) ranked in the Top 1000 are Ernest (#880 last year), Ernst, Earnest and Ernie. These boy names were at the apex of their popularity during the years 1940-1949 and are now significantly less popular, with the forms Ernest, Ernst, Ernie and Earnest becoming less fashionable. Ernesto (#651) is the most contemporarily stylish baby name here. (2014 Birth Statistics)