What does Ernie mean?
Ernie [ernie] 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.
Associated with: battle (war).
Ernie▼ has 1 variant: Erno.Creative forms:
(male) Eanie, Ednie, ..
(female) Ernieda, Erniela, .. Middle name pairings:
Ernie Lee (E.L.), ..
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 #373 in the U.S. in the 1940s, but is not listed currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its source form and related boy names. Ernest (#956 in 2015) and Ernst are the popular variation forms of Ernie appearing in the Top 2000. Adoption of these forms of Ernie was at its peak during 1890-1899 (adoption of 0.7%) and has become much lower since.
Ernie▼ is pronounced similarly to Arnau, Arney, Arni, Arnie, Arno, Arnoe, Arnou, Arnow, Arnowe and Arny. Other suggested similar 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.See names in meaning and etymology.