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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Ern

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
A sea eagle, esp. the European white-tailed sea eagle (Haliæetus albicilla).

Etymology: AS. earn eagle; akin to D. arend, OHG. aro, G. aar, Icel., Sw., & Dan. örn, Goth. ara, and to Gr. � bird. √11. Cf. Ornithology

verb Ern
To stir with strong emotion; to grieve; to mourn.

Note: Corrupted into yearn in modern editions of Shakespeare

Etymology: Cf. Erme

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Bulky greyish-brown eagle with a short wedge-shaped white tail; of Europe and Greenland

Notable Persons Named Ern

Ern was given the name William John Ernest Baxter in 1914 in Saskatchewan. He died in 1993.


Ern was born in 1904. He passed away in 1969.


Ern was born on August 17th, 1892.


Ern was born on June 10th, 1905. He left this life on January 25th, 1991.


Ern was born on July 24th, 1921. He died on January 13th, 2007.


Ern Phang is a solicitor. His career lasted from 11 to 11. Ern was given the name Yi-Ern Phang on January 31st, 1976 in Kuantan.


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Popularity of Ern as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ern U.S.
  White 87.29% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 5.93% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.93% 16.26%

Of Last Name Ern

People with the last name Ern are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Ern

  • How Popular is the name Ern? As a last name Ern was the 141,140th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Ern first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Ern is Tuesday, April 29th, 1879.
  • How unique is the name Ern? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Ern. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Ern: Your name in reverse order is Nre. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ren. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ern? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 118 people with the last name Ern.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ern? Ern is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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