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What does Ernst mean?

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.


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 (#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. during 1900-1909, 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 boy names was at its highest during the years 1940-1949 (usage of 0.5884%) and is now much lower (usage 0.0938%, down 84.1%), with the forms Ernest, Ernie, Ernst and Earnest becoming less in vogue. Ernesto (#651) 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 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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