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pinWhat 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.

Ernie has 2 more alternative forms via Ernest: Ern and Ernst.

Kreatif forms: Eanie, Elnie, Ernieea. [more]

pinHow 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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ernie name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ernie outside U.S.

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%).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ernie, Ernest, Ernst in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ernie and related baby names outside U.S.

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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.