Meaning of First Name: Ernest
serious; battle to the death
Ernest is a very popular first name for men (#86 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#5500 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
Ernest \e-rne-st, er-nest\ as a boy's name is pronounced ERN-ist. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Ernest is "serious; battle to the death". Variant of Ernst (German). Literary: Oscar Wilde's comedy "The Importance of Being Earnest" makes the name Earnest a key feature of the plot. Ernesto is a Spanish form. Author Ernest Hemingway; actor Ernest Borgnine; entertainer Ernie Kovacs.
Ernest has 6 variant forms: Earnest, Ernesto, Ernestus, Ernie, Erno and Ernst.
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Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division, Population Analysis & Evaluation Staff.
Lastnames provided above include all lastnames with over 0.001% frequency in the US population during the 1990 census. The table above includes over 50000 most common last names in America.