What does Ernestus mean?
Ernestus [ernes-tus] as a boys' name has its root in Old German, and the name Ernestus means "serious business; battle to the death". Ernestus is a variant form of Ernest (Old German): from the word eornost.
Associated with: battle (war).
(female) Middle name pairings:
Ernestus Leopold (E.L.), ..
How popular is Ernestus?
Ernestus is an uncommon first name for males. Ernestus is an equivalently unique last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Which version is better?with its source form and related boy names. Popular variation forms of Ernestus (outside Top 2000) listed in the Top 2000 are Earnest, Ernest (#956 from current records), Ernesto (#641) and Ernst. These forms of Ernestus were popular in the 1890s (usage of 0.8%) and are now much less common, with versions such as Ernest becoming less in vogue. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Similar NamesSuggested similar names are Agustus, Albertus, Anastius, Anestis, Arcelius, Arkelaus, Arsenius, Artemus, Artus, Augustus, Barnebus, Brutus, Cetus, Cletus▼, Cleytus, Cornelius▼, Cornelus, Crispus, Donatus, Emerus, Eneas, Enneas, Enneis, Enneiss (see Aeneas), Ennes, Erasmus, Eraste, Erastos, Erastus, Erberto (see Herbert), Ermes, Estes, Eufemius (see Euphemios), Eugenius, Eusebius, Eustis, Evaristus, Faustus, Festus, Gustus, Ireneus, Jesous, Jesus, Justus▲, Kletus, Kornelius, Modestus, Orestes, Rastus, Renatus, Sextus, Theseus and Ursus. These names tend to be more commonly used than Ernestus.See names in meaning and etymology.