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What does Erno mean?

Erno Pronunciation of Erno [er-no] as a boys' name is of Old German derivation, and Erno means "serious business; battle to the death". Erno is a version of Ernest (Old German): from the word eornost.

Associated with: battle (war).


Erno has 1 variant: Ernie.

3 more related forms via Ernest: Ern, Ernesto and Ernst.

Creative forms:
(male) Erein, Ernon, ..

(female) Erana, Erny, ..

Middle name pairings:
Erno Kurtis (E.K.), ..

How popular is Erno?

Erno is an uncommon first name for males but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#48469 out of 150436, Top 32%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent related forms of Erno (not in Top 2000) are Ernest (#956 from recent data), Ernesto (#641), Ernie and Ernst. These forms of Erno were at the peak of their popularity in the 1890s (adoption of 0.71%) and are now much less conventional (adoption 0.03%, down 95.3%), with versions such as Ernest becoming less stylish. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ernest, Ernesto, Ernie, Ernst in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Erno is pronounced similarly to Arnau, Arney, Arni, Arnie, Arno, Arnoe, Arnou, Arnoux, Arnow, Arnowe and Arny. Other recommended names are Anno, Bruno, Dino, Ean, Eann, Eero, Einon, Elmo, Elvo, Enne, Ennio, Enno, Enok, Enos, Enzo, Eon, Eran, Erek, Erez, Eri, Eric, Erico, Erie, Erik, Erin, Eriq, Erix, Erki, Erl, Erle, Erly, Ermano, Ermino, Ernan, Ernin, Erol, Eron, Eros, Errol, Erron, Erv, Erve, Eryk, Evo, Eynon, Ezio, Geno, Gino, Jano, Jeno, Jino, Kano, Lino, Mano, Pino, Reno, Tino, Tyno, Xeno, Zeno and Zino. These names tend to be more commonly used than Erno.

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