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Ernie meaning and name origin
Ernie \e-rnie, er-nie\ as a boy's name has the meaning "serious business; battle to the death" and is a variant of Ernest (Old German): from the word eornost.
Ernie has 1 variant form: Erno.
Ernie is also pronounced similarly to Arni, Arnie and Arnoe. Other suggested similar baby names are Erie, Erin, Erlie, Ern, Ernin and Erwin.
Popularity of Ernie
Ernie is a very popular first name for males (#560 out of 1220) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
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