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pinWhat does Ernst mean?

Ernst /ern-st/ 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 an alternate spelling of Ernest (Old German): from the word eornost. Earnst is a common surname.


pinVariations

Ernst has 7 alternative forms via Ernest: Earnest, Ern, Ernesto, Ernestus, Erneszt, Ernie and Erno.

Kreatif forms: Eiernst, Erinst, Ernstei. [more]

pinHow popular is Ernst?

Ernst is a rare given name for males but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#1775 out of 150436, Top 1%). (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. in the 1900s, but is not listed currently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

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

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

Prominent varying forms of Ernst are Ernesto (#651 last year), Ernest (#880), Earnest and Ernie. Usage of these forms of Ernst was at its highest during the years 1940-1949 (usage of 0.59%) and is now much lower (usage 0.09%, 84% less), with the forms Ernest, Ernie, Ernst and Earnest becoming less in vogue. Ernesto is the most fashionable baby name among these. Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of Ernst and affiliated names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

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

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


pinSimilar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Eraste, Ernan, Ernin, Eros, Frost and Krist. Like Ernst, these names are not frequently used.

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