Infographic of Ernest name meaning, which is “The resolute fighter,” from the Anglo-Saxon eornost, determination, resolute ness.
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Ernest Name Popularity

How popular is the name Ernest? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 31 1,152 0.3272%
1911 32 1,324 0.3555%
1912 32 2,567 0.509%
1913 34 2,932 0.5171%
1914 38 3,628 0.5206%
1915 35 4,785 0.5267%
1916 36 4,821 0.4991%
1917 37 5,048 0.5046%
1918 37 5,526 0.5149%
1919 36 5,291 0.5053%
1920 37 5,567 0.5007%
1921 38 5,695 0.4973%
1922 37 5,496 0.4933%
1923 38 5,366 0.4791%
1924 37 5,678 0.489%
1925 37 5,486 0.4854%
1926 37 5,439 0.4945%
1927 41 5,203 0.47%
1928 43 4,935 0.4612%
1929 43 4,752 0.4588%
1930 43 4,782 0.4578%
1931 46 4,292 0.4349%
1932 47 4,159 0.421%
1933 50 3,667 0.3936%
1934 51 3,848 0.3981%
1935 55 3,692 0.3799%
1936 55 3,711 0.3852%
1937 53 3,754 0.381%
1938 55 3,699 0.3613%
1939 55 3,679 0.3617%
1940 59 3,690 0.3472%
1941 61 3,717 0.3303%
1942 61 4,075 0.3227%
1943 61 4,170 0.3194%
1944 59 4,038 0.3258%
1945 60 3,999 0.3279%
1946 71 4,395 0.2979%
1947 74 4,782 0.2865%
1948 76 4,508 0.2824%
1949 76 4,342 0.2699%
1950 81 4,305 0.2674%
1951 83 4,385 0.2586%
1952 87 4,114 0.2357%
1953 87 4,096 0.2314%
1954 87 4,195 0.2295%
1955 90 3,980 0.2164%
1956 94 3,942 0.2087%
1957 101 3,782 0.1965%
1958 115 3,505 0.1855%
1959 118 3,333 0.1754%
1960 120 3,182 0.1679%
1961 123 3,085 0.1634%
1962 127 2,849 0.1552%
1963 122 2,904 0.1618%
1964 124 2,807 0.1595%
1965 124 2,565 0.1569%
1966 122 2,490 0.1595%
1967 127 2,334 0.1538%
1968 130 2,231 0.1486%
1969 131 2,340 0.1519%
1970 142 2,296 0.1443%
1971 142 2,087 0.1389%
1972 146 1,747 0.1283%
1973 149 1,663 0.1283%
1974 149 1,622 0.1248%
1975 159 1,499 0.1167%
1976 161 1,467 0.1138%
1977 161 1,456 0.108%
1978 172 1,341 0.0997%
1979 170 1,385 0.0982%
1980 179 1,353 0.0925%
1981 191 1,286 0.0875%
1982 200 1,210 0.081%
1983 199 1,162 0.0787%
1984 203 1,113 0.0748%
1985 222 1,028 0.0677%
1986 233 966 0.064%
1987 244 920 0.0603%
1988 240 960 0.0616%
1989 263 929 0.0576%
1990 283 887 0.0535%
1991 301 818 0.0502%
1992 337 687 0.043%
1993 367 609 0.0391%
1994 398 543 0.0354%
1995 457 451 0.0299%
1996 437 480 0.0321%
1997 453 449 0.0304%
1998 495 396 0.0265%
1999 540 338 0.0226%
2000 510 400 0.0262%
2001 575 315 0.0209%
2002 588 313 0.0209%
2003 600 309 0.0203%
2004 602 319 0.0209%
2005 644 290 0.019%
2006 723 251 0.016%
2007 750 244 0.0155%
2008 816 216 0.014%
2009 848 198 0.0132%
2010 896 173 0.012%
2011 813 209 0.0147%
2012 922 161 0.0113%
2013 946 149 0.0105%
2014 885 185 0.0127%
2015 937 161 0.0111%
2016 919 162 0.0112%
2017 897 171 0.0123%
2018 1,005 134 0.0098%
2019 980 141 0.0104%
2020 1,001 155 0.0122%

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Names Like Ernest

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What names are variants of Ernest?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Ernest.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Earnest

Serious; battle to the death

German

Ernesto

Serious; battle to the death

German

Ernestus

Serious; battle to the death

German

Ernie

Serious; battle to the death

German

Erno

Serious; battle to the death

German

Ernst

Serious; battle to the death

German


What names sound like Ernest?

If you like how Ernest sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Ernest.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Aaronas

Mountain of strength

Hebrew

Irenaeus

Peace

Spanish

Ireneus

Peace

Spanish


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1 Comment

  1. Keep the generation going.
    I love that it’s his grandaddy and dad’s name
    I dislike how old it sounds
    He is perfect.


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