First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Ernesta

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  • A user from Jamaica says the name Ernesta is of Jamaican origin and means "Promise child".

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Alt. Meaning

E is for elate, you make others happy.

R is for realist, the way you are.

N is for natural, the genuine side of you.

E is for exquisite, who could argue?

S is for superb, a great attitude about life.

T is for touching, the way you show you are.

A is for appreciative, of all you have

Notable Persons Named Ernesta

Ernesta was born in 1920. She passed away on August 11th, 2005.


Ernesta Legnani Bisi was a in the fields of painting and engraving. Ernesta was born on June 18th, 1788 in Milan. She breathed her last breath on November 13th, 1859.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Ernesta


Andy Ernesta is an athlete for the Anse RĂ©union FC.


Armantal Ernesta is an athlete for the Anse RĂ©union FC.


Hubert Ernesta is an athlete for the La Passe FC.


Common last names for Ernesta

  • Perez
  • Gonzalez

Fun Facts about the name Ernesta

  • How Popular is the name Ernesta? Ernesta is the 24,341st most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Ernesta have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 243 babies born with the first name Ernesta in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ernesta to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ernesta? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1915 when it was given as a first name to 12 new born babies.
  • When was Ernesta first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ernesta is Friday, April 5th, 1872.
  • What year had the most people named Ernesta born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ernesta was in 1918 with a total of 13 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Ernesta: Your name in reverse order is Atsenre. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eanrest. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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