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Meaning and Name Origin

Ernst \e-rn-st, er-nst\ as a name for boys. Ernst's name origin is Old German, and the meaning of the name Ernst is "serious business; battle to the death". Ernst is a variation of Ernest (Old German): from the word eornost. Somewhat uncommon as a name for boys.


Variations

Ernst has 8 alternative forms via Ernest: Earnest, Ern, Ernestine, Ernesto, Ernestus, Erneszt, Ernie and Erno.


Popularity

Ernst is a rare given name for males but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#2044 out of 88799, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the birth name popularity of Ernst for boys. Ernst reached its top position of #489 in the U.S. during 1900-1909, but is not listed currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of the boy name Ernst and affiliated names. Prominent varying forms of Ernst appearing in the Top 1000 are Ernesto (#651 last year), Ernest (#880), Earnest and Ernie. Usage of these boy names was at its highest during 1940-1949 and is now much lower, with the forms Ernest, Ernst, Ernie and Earnest becoming less in vogue. Ernesto (#651) is the most fashionable baby name among these. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

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