Ernest

Ernest - A very unique male name



  Apr 19,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Ernest, meaning serious, resolute, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #31. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Ernest and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Ernest? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Ernest. The baby boy name Ernest was given to 161 baby boys in 2012, ranking #949 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 10,193 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Ernest peaked in popularity 109 years ago in 1910 on position 31.



Famous with this name

Ernest Borgnine
Ernest Pascal
Ernest Torrence


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Ernest is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Ernest is currently topping the baby name charts in Louisiana at position #428 - and is the least popular in New York at position #1,481.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Ernest is where you live.


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Ernest origin and meaning

Ernest is a 6 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means serious, resolute. To see famous people named Ernest, pop culture references for the name Ernest and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Ernest

We've found the following names that sound similar to Ernest, sorted by popularity.

Earnest / Ernesto / Ernst /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012949
2011831
2010914
2009865
2008831
2007759
2006725
2005645
2004603
2003600
2002588
2001577
2000510
1999540
1998495
1997455
1996438
1995457
1994398
1993367
1992337
1991302
1990283
1989264
1988240
1987244
1986233
1985222
1984203
1983198
1982200
1981191
1980178
1979170
1978172
1977161
1976160
1975159
1974149
1973149
1972146
1971141
1970142
1969131
1968130
1967128
1966122
1965124
1964124
1963122
1962127
1961123
1960120
1959118
1958115
1957101
195694
195590
195488
195387
195287
195183
195081
194976
194875
194775
194671
194560
194459
194361
194261
194161
194057
193955
193855
193753
193655
193555
193451
193350
193247
193146
193043
192943
192843
192741
192637
192537
192437
192338
192237
192138
192037
191936
191837
191737
191636
191535
191438
191334
191232
191132
191031

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Louisiana428
Virginia530
Michigan553
South Carolina658
Indiana763
Illinois830
Florida884
Ohio888
California900
Texas935
Arizona983
New Jersey991
North Carolina999
Pennsylvania1071
Georgia1264
New York1481

Even more about Ernest


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Ernest a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Ernest?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1910
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Ernest
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 10,193
Letter count 6
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +161

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