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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Earnest

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

A few facts about the boy's name Earnest:

  • Records indicate that 56,631 boys in the United States have been named Earnest since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1926, when 1,151 people in the U.S. were given the name Earnest. Those people are now 94 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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  • "I gave my husband a list of names I liked and told him to check or cilrce the ones he liked. If you do 90% of the work in the beginning, you might be able to get him to open up about the kinds of names he likes.He probably doesn't want to get into a fight with you over the name; either that, or simply choosing the name makes the baby real' to him and that's a scary prospect for some people. Was this answer helpful?" Dec. 29, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "Don't push the issue, it'll really turn him off. Some men just can't be boerehtd with picking names why, I don't know. Nevertheless, choose names you like, write the complete names out on paper put them aside. In time, your husband will ask you about the name, then you can tell him what names you like. I'm sure he'll let you know if there's a name he strongly dislikes. Good luck. Was this answer helpful?" Dec. 26, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "'The Importance Of Being Earnest' was an 1895 play written by Oscar Wilde. The name was popular at the time but was usually spelt Ernest." Jun. 16, 2008: Report as inappropriate

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