What does Ernie mean?
Ernie /er-nie/ as a name for boys is of Old German origin, and the name Ernie means "serious business; battle to the death". Ernie is a version, with the suffix -ie, of Ernest (Old German): from the word eornost.
Ernie▼ has 1 variant: Erno.more]
How popular is Ernie?
Ernie is a very prominent first name for men (#560 out of 1220, Top 46%) but an unusual last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Charted below is the birth name history of Ernie for boys. Ernie reached its top position of #392 in the U.S. in the 1940s, but is not listed currently. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)
Ernest (#880 in 2014) and Ernst are the popular variation forms of Ernie appearing in the Top 1000. Adoption of these forms of Ernie was at its peak during 1900-1909 (adoption of 0.58%) and has become much lower since (adoption 0.04%, ▼93.1%).
Thinking of names?
Ernie▼ is pronounced similarly to Arnau, Arney, Arni, Arnie, Arno, Arnoe, Arnou, Arnow, Arnowe and Arny. Other suggested similar baby names are Ardie, Arie, Arlie▼, Artie▼, Arvie, Barnie, Bernie▼, Birnie, Burnie, Danie, Earlie, Ebbie, Eddie▼, Eirnin, Elie▼, Enis, Enne, Ennio, Ennis▼, Eri, Eric▲, Erie, Erik▲, Erin▼, Eriq, Erix, Erki, Erle, Erlie, Ermin, Ernan, Ernin, Erric, Erve, Ervin▼, Ervine, Erwin▼, Eryle and Tonie. These names tend to be less frequently used than Ernie.