Ernest: baby boy name meaning and popularity


Derived from the Old High German word "eornost," meaning "serious business." But don't expect your little Ernest to be so serious that he won't try to prank you once in a while, because kids.


Ern, Ernie.

Famous people named Ernest:

Novelist Ernest Hemingway; physicists/Nobel laureates Ernest Walton and Ernest Rutherford; Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton; actors Ernest Borgnine and Ernest "Ernie" Kovacs; singer Ernest Ford (a.k.a. "Tennessee Ernie Ford").

Fun fact:

Ernest B. Raykes is a character in Disney/Pixar's Cars.

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