Name: Ernst

Origin and Meaning of the Name Ernst

  • Meaning:
    Earnest, serious
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (ehrnst)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Ernst)
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Miscellaneous Info for Ernst

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  • Used in:
    Dutch, English and German speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    From the Old High German Ernost or Ernust, names derived from ernust (earnest, resolute). One of few Germanic names that is not composed of different elements. It became popular in England in the 18th century after the Hannover family became heir to the British trone.

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