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Ernest

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How popular is the baby name Ernest in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 615 0 615 #26 boy name
1881 571 0 571 #25 boy name
1882 642 0 642 #27 boy name
1883 641 0 641 #23 boy name
1884 690 0 690 #25 boy name
1885 718 0 718 #21 boy name
1886 673 5 668 #25 boy name
1887 660 7 653 #23 boy name
1888 772 6 766 #27 boy name
1889 745 9 736 #23 boy name
1890 774 0 774 #22 boy name
1891 715 0 715 #22 boy name
1892 819 14 805 #26 boy name
1893 801 5 796 #23 boy name
1894 821 0 821 #24 boy name
1895 845 11 834 #24 boy name
1896 764 0 764 #29 boy name
1897 785 0 785 #27 boy name
1898 846 7 839 #28 boy name
1899 749 5 744 #28 boy name
1900 1,017 5 1,012 #30 boy name
1901 700 9 691 #28 boy name
1902 796 6 790 #29 boy name
1903 764 0 764 #30 boy name
1904 758 9 749 #32 boy name
1905 853 8 845 #31 boy name
1906 943 0 943 #28 boy name
1907 987 9 978 #30 boy name
1908 1,005 5 1,000 #31 boy name
1909 892 7 885 #34 boy name
1910 1,172 5 1,167 #31 boy name
1911 1,349 11 1,338 #32 boy name
1912 2,578 9 2,569 #32 boy name
1913 2,951 11 2,940 #34 boy name
1914 3,649 18 3,631 #38 boy name
1915 4,811 23 4,788 #35 boy name
1916 4,850 27 4,823 #36 boy name
1917 5,070 15 5,055 #37 boy name
1918 5,558 32 5,526 #37 boy name
1919 5,321 25 5,296 #36 boy name
1920 5,603 35 5,568 #37 boy name
1921 5,722 26 5,696 #38 boy name
1922 5,536 34 5,502 #37 boy name
1923 5,400 28 5,372 #38 boy name
1924 5,724 39 5,685 #37 boy name
1925 5,537 45 5,492 #37 boy name
1926 5,478 37 5,441 #37 boy name
1927 5,255 51 5,204 #41 boy name
1928 4,991 46 4,945 #43 boy name
1929 4,787 39 4,748 #43 boy name
1930 4,817 34 4,783 #43 boy name
1931 4,330 34 4,296 #47 boy name
1932 4,198 35 4,163 #47 boy name
1933 3,705 33 3,672 #50 boy name
1934 3,877 27 3,850 #51 boy name
1935 3,715 21 3,694 #56 boy name
1936 3,744 30 3,714 #56 boy name
1937 3,772 15 3,757 #53 boy name
1938 3,741 34 3,707 #55 boy name
1939 3,705 18 3,687 #55 boy name
1940 3,717 21 3,696 #58 boy name
1941 3,744 21 3,723 #61 boy name
1942 4,102 25 4,077 #61 boy name
1943 4,196 25 4,171 #61 boy name
1944 4,073 30 4,043 #59 boy name
1945 4,027 22 4,005 #60 boy name
1946 4,408 13 4,395 #71 boy name
1947 4,798 15 4,783 #75 boy name
1948 4,531 20 4,511 #76 boy name
1949 4,378 31 4,347 #76 boy name
1950 4,328 19 4,309 #81 boy name
1951 4,397 16 4,381 #83 boy name
1952 4,137 23 4,114 #87 boy name
1953 4,109 14 4,095 #87 boy name
1954 4,210 16 4,194 #87 boy name
1955 3,990 15 3,975 #90 boy name
1956 3,977 28 3,949 #94 boy name
1957 3,801 18 3,783
1958 3,539 24 3,515
1959 3,356 22 3,334
1960 3,212 24 3,188
1961 3,121 27 3,094
1962 2,875 24 2,851
1963 2,928 20 2,908
1964 2,842 24 2,818
1965 2,597 22 2,575
1966 2,516 8 2,508
1967 2,368 21 2,347
1968 2,256 12 2,244
1969 2,382 21 2,361
1970 2,325 19 2,306
1971 2,122 21 2,101
1972 1,786 16 1,770
1973 1,687 11 1,676
1974 1,657 15 1,642
1975 1,528 14 1,514
1976 1,505 16 1,489
1977 1,502 16 1,486
1978 1,387 7 1,380
1979 1,419 18 1,401
1980 1,386 17 1,369
1981 1,314 9 1,305
1982 1,254 14 1,240
1983 1,202 11 1,191
1984 1,158 11 1,147
1985 1,081 9 1,072
1986 1,017 10 1,007
1987 954 7 947
1988 1,011 9 1,002
1989 965 10 955
1990 920 0 920
1991 861 10 851
1992 721 0 721
1993 644 0 644
1994 591 0 591
1995 490 0 490
1996 517 0 517
1997 480 0 480
1998 450 0 450
1999 387 0 387
2000 439 0 439
2001 356 0 356
2002 352 0 352
2003 359 0 359
2004 367 0 367
2005 333 0 333
2006 296 0 296
2007 289 0 289
2008 276 0 276
2009 251 0 251
2010 218 0 218
2011 251 0 251
2012 223 0 223
2013 216 0 216
2014 247 0 247
2015 215 0 215

Want to know about the popularity of the Ernest baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 302,231 babies born with the name Ernest in the United States. That's more than enough Ernests to occupy the territory of French Polynesia (France) with an estimated population of 277,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 615 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Ernest" was in 1921 with a total of 5,696 babies. (That's a lot of baby Ernests)

According to the 1914 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Ernest" ranks #29 in popularity as a baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, 109 babies in California have the same name as you in 1914. Across the entire United States a total of 3,649 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Ernest" mean? The list below shows the origins of Ernest as well as things modernly associated with the name Ernest such as celebrities named Ernest.

Origin and Meaning of Ernest

The name "Ernest" is of English origin, and it means "Earnest". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway is a writer . Ernest was born in 1899 as Ernest Miller Hemingway in Oak Park, Illinois, United States.

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Ernest Borgnine

Ernest Borgnine is an actor and voice actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1951 to 2012. Ernest was born in 1917 as Ermes Effron Borgnino in Hamden, Connecticut, U.S.

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Ernie Hudson

Ernie Hudson is an actor, playwright, and producer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1976 to present. Ernie was born in 1945 as Ernest Lee Hudson in Benton Harbor, Michigan, U.S.

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Clay Walker

Clay Walker is a singer-songwriter specializing in country music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1993 to present. Clay was born in 1969 as Ernest Clayton Walker Jr..

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Tennessee Ernie Ford

Tennessee Ernie Ford is a singer and actor specializing in country & western, pop, and gospel music. Tennessee was born in 1919 as Ernest Jennings Ford in Bristol, Tennessee, United States.

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Ernie Wise

Ernie Wise is a comedian, actor, and entertainer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1941 to 1995. Ernie was born in 1925 as Ernest Wiseman in Bramley, West Riding of Yorkshire, England.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Ernest

Ernest Cline
Ernest Maier
Ernest Moniz
Ernest Thomas
Ernest Hemingway Quotes
Ernest Goes To Camp

Alternative Meanings

E is for extra, those little things you do!

R is for rational, the way you think.

N is for nice, need I say more?

E is for enjoy, your life can be fun!

S is for sweetheart, you really are!

T is for tender, loving nature.

Your name in reverse order is "Tsenre". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Netesr". How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Ernest born Jul 28, 1923

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Western Russia approximately on 1650. Your profession was handicraftsman and mechanic.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. You fulfill your lesson by helping old folks and children. You came to that life to learn to care about weak and helpless.

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