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Meaning and name origin

Ernie \e-rnie, er-nie\ as a boy's name is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Ernie is "serious business; battle to the death". Ernie is a variant of Ernest (Old German): from the word eornost.


Variations

Ernie has 1 variant form: Erno.


Popularity

Ernie is a very popular first name for males (#560 out of 1220, Top 46%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Ernie for boys. Ernie reached its highest rank of #392 in the U.S. in 1940-1949. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Ernie and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Ernest (#880) and Ernie. (2014 statistics).

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

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


Similar Names

Ernie is also pronounced similarly to Arni, Arnie and Arnoe. Other suggested similar baby names are Erie, Erin, Erlie, Ern, Ernin and Erwin. These names tend to be less commonly used than Ernie.

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