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Meaning and name origin

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


Popularity

Ernst is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#2044 out of 88799, Top 2%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Ernst for boys (2014 statistics).

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

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

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

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

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


Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Earnest, Ernesto and Erneszt. These names tend to be more commonly used than Ernst.

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