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What does Ernesto mean?

Ernesto Pronunciation of Ernesto as a name for boys is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Ernesto is "serious business; battle to the death". Ernesto is a Spanish form of Ernest (Old German): from the word eornost.


ASSOCIATED WITH battle (war)


RELATIONS VIA ERNEST Earnest, Ernestine, Ernestus, Erneszt, Erno, Ernst



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How popular is Ernesto?

Ernesto is a very popular first name for males (#335 out of 1220, Top 27%) and a slightly less popular surname for both adults and children (#84631 out of 150436, Top 56%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Ernesto reached its apex rank of #310 in the U.S. in the year 1990, and is at #721 presently. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Prominent varying forms of Ernesto (#721 LAST YEAR) are Ernest (#978), Earnest and Ernst. Other variants, like Erno, are seldom used. These forms of Ernesto were at the apex of their popularity during 1890-1899 (AVERAGE #662) and are now significantly less common (#1424, 96%), with forms like Ernst falling out of fashion.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ernesto, Earnest, Ernest, Ernst in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Anasto, Argento, Aristo, Celesto, Ennes, Erasmo, Eraste, Erastos, Erberto (see Herbert), Ermes, Honesto, Kristo, Madesto (see Modesto), Medesto (see Modesto), Modesto and Sesto. These names tend to be less frequently used than Ernesto.

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