Colors Related to this Name: Red

Qualities Related to this Name: Compassionate, Idealistic

Popularity: This is a very popular name in the US. Ranking #933 in 2013 and #880 in 2014.

Famous People

Ernest Hemingway (Writer), Ernest Borgnine (Movie Actor,TV Actor), Ernest Cline (Movie Actor), Ernest Tubb (Singer), Ernest Lee Thomas (Movie Actor,TV Actor), Ernest J. Gaines (Writer), Ernest Vincent Wright (Writer), Ernest Waddell (TV Actor)


In English

Origin: Borrowed in the 18th century from Ernst, a medieval royal name in Germany, from Old High German ernust "vigor, strife", only remotely related to modern German ernst or English earnest.


-( male name -comes from the Germanic language-); popular in the 19th century.

In French


-( male name), equivalent to English Ernest.

In Norman


-( male name -nor), equivalent to English Ernest.