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Ernest

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Origin: Teutonic
Meaning: Intent in Purpose

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Ernest

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Ernest in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Ernest:

  • Records indicate that 299,402 boys in the United States have been named Ernest since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1921, when 5,697 people in the U.S. were given the name Ernest. Those people are now 95 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


     

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  • "Sounds like an old man to me. Every single man in grandad age that I've met is called Ernest or Arthur or Fred or Stan or Albert or Frank. Many Ernests usually abbreviate their name to Ern or Ernie." May. 19, 2008: Report as inappropriate



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