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What does Erna mean?

Erna Pronunciation of Erna as a girls' name is of Old Norse origin, and the meaning of Erna is "capable". Mythology: name of the wife of the demi-god Jarl. Also short form of Ernesta or Ernestina, feminine forms of Ernest. Also form of Ernestine.


ASSOCIATED WITH norse, mythology


VARIANTS Ernaline, Ernalynn



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How popular is Erna?

Erna is a very prominent first name for females (#929 out of 4276, Top 22%) but an uncommon last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Erna reached its top position of #299 in the U.S. in the 1890s, but is not ranked at the moment. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Erna name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

Popular alternative forms of Erna appearing in the Top 2000 are Ernest, Ernestina and Ernestine. Usage of these relations of Erna was at its apex in the 1920s (MEDIAN #712).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Erna, Ernest, Ernestina, Ernestine in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Erna is alike in pronunciation to Arna, Orna and Warna. Other recommended sound-alike names are Anna, Arina, Brana, Byna, Carna, Dana, Drena, Duna, Dyna, Earla, Ebba, Eddna, Edina, Edna, Edra, Edyna, Eena, Eira, Eirana, Eirena, Eitna, Elna, Elsa, Emma, Ena, Enya, Enza, Erda, Erena, Erene, Erga, Erin, Erina, Erinn, Erinna, Erla, Erma, Ermina, Ertha, Erwina, Eryn, Erynn, Ethna, Etna, Eula, Euna, Evia, Evina, Gana, Gina, Hana, Irina, Lina, Luna, Lyna, Marna, Morna, Nena, Nina, Nona, Orina, Rana, Rina, Tina, Tona, Unna, Urina, Vina, Virna, Vyna, Yana and Zana. These names tend to be less frequently used than Erna.

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