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Ernie meaning and name origin
Ernie \e-rnie, er-nie\ as a boy's name is a variant of Ernest (Old German), and the meaning of Ernie is "serious; battle to the death".
The baby name Ernie sounds like Arnie, Erin, Arne, Arni, Arnoe, Erno and Erwin. Other similar baby names are Erlie and Erie.
Popularity of Ernie
Ernie is a very popular first name for men (#560 out of 1220) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people. (1990 U.S. Census)
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