Ernesto

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42k
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since 1880
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204
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Ernesto

"Ernesto" is a name of Spanish origin, and it means "Earnest, sincere". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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  1. A 2006 storm, first hurricane of the season.

Ernesto was also found in the following language(s): Esperanto, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish

Notable Persons Named Ernesto

Che Guevara was a physician, author, guerrilla, government official, and guerrilla warfare. Che was given the name Ernesto Guevara on June 14th, 1928 in Rosario, Santa Fe. Che is also known as Ernesto Guevara de la Serna and el Che. He breathed his last breath on October 9th, 1967.

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Tito Puente was an afro-cuban jazz, mambo (music), salsa music, and nuyorican soul musician. He plays Timbales, Vibraphone, Drum set, Sax, Piano, Bass, Congas, Bongos, etc., and Drum kit. He was most active from 1946 to 2000. Tito was given the name Ernesto Antonio Puente on April 20th, 1923 in New York City. Tito is also known as El Rey de los Timbales", The King of Latin Music, Puente, Sr., Tito; Antonio Puente, Jr., and Ernesto. He passed away on June 1st, 2000.

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Ernesto Miranda is a criminal.

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Ernesto Zedillo is a President of Mexico, Secretary of Programming, Budget, Secretary of Education, and Secretariat of Public Education (Mexico). Ernesto was born on December 27th, 1951 in Mexico City, Mexico.

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Ernesto Hoost is a martial artist. Ernesto was born on July 11th, 1965 in Heemskerk.

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Ernesto Valverde is a soccer player for the Athletic Bilbao, Deportivo Alavés, Sestao Sport Club, RCD Espanyol, FC Barcelona, RCD Mallorca, Spain national under-21 football team, Spain national under-23 football team, and Spain national football team. Ernesto was born on February 9th, 1964 in Viandar de la Vera, Spain.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Ernesto

Fazzalari was born on September 16th, 1969.

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Ernesto is a soccer player for the Real Madrid C.F., Real Madrid Castilla, Málaga CF, SD Ponferradina, AD Alcorcón, CD Guadalajara (Spain), Recreativo de Huelva, CD Lugo, Spain national under-17 football team, and Spain national under-18 football team. Ernesto was born on April 26th, 1985 in Madrid, Spain.

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Chris Ernesto is a biostatistics, anti-war movement, activism, biostatistician, and antiwaractivist. Chris was born Chris Ernesto on October 16th, 1963 in U.S.

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Abel Ernesto is an athlete for the GD Mogas.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1889 6 0 6
1899 5 0 5
1901 11 0 11
1904 5 0 5
1905 8 0 8
1906 7 0 7
1907 5 0 5
1908 9 0 9
1909 14 0 14
1910 12 0 12
1911 18 0 18
1912 29 0 29
1913 34 0 34
1914 36 0 36
1915 49 0 49
1916 57 0 57
1917 60 0 60
1918 61 0 61
1919 95 0 95
1920 77 0 77
1921 105 0 105
1922 105 0 105
1923 131 0 131
1924 129 0 129
1925 119 0 119
1926 138 0 138
1927 118 0 118
1928 143 0 143
1929 146 0 146
1930 168 0 168
1931 142 0 142
1932 126 0 126
1933 114 0 114
1934 146 0 146
1935 130 0 130
1936 139 0 139
1937 103 0 103
1938 117 0 117
1939 141 0 141
1940 121 0 121
1941 125 0 125
1942 163 0 163
1943 146 0 146
1944 160 0 160
1945 179 0 179
1946 194 0 194
1947 202 0 202
1948 240 0 240
1949 263 0 263
1950 278 0 278
1951 243 0 243
1952 270 0 270
1953 260 0 260
1954 234 0 234
1955 265 0 265
1956 315 0 315
1957 338 0 338
1958 322 0 322
1959 336 0 336
1960 354 0 354
1961 285 0 285
1962 367 0 367
1963 372 6 366
1964 383 5 378
1965 357 0 357
1966 354 0 354
1967 345 0 345
1968 406 0 406
1969 392 0 392
1970 458 5 453
1971 503 0 503
1972 456 7 449
1973 461 0 461
1974 490 7 483
1975 510 5 505
1976 561 5 556
1977 555 6 549
1978 564 0 564
1979 555 0 555
1980 645 0 645
1981 690 0 690
1982 645 5 640
1983 646 5 641
1984 615 7 608
1985 640 10 630
1986 645 7 638
1987 623 0 623
1988 757 0 757
1989 786 7 779
1990 830 9 821
1991 826 5 821
1992 853 6 847
1993 814 0 814
1994 826 9 817
1995 777 0 777
1996 774 0 774
1997 797 0 797
1998 807 0 807
1999 835 0 835
2000 792 0 792
2001 848 0 848
2002 853 0 853
2003 853 0 853
2004 818 0 818
2005 804 0 804
2006 796 5 791
2007 729 0 729
2008 720 0 720
2009 587 0 587
2010 529 0 529
2011 531 0 531
2012 478 0 478
2013 390 0 390
2014 401 0 401
2015 410 0 410
2016 359 0 359

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Popularity of Ernesto as a first name

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Popularity of Ernesto as a last name

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Common last names for Ernesto

  • Rodriguez
  • Garcia
  • Martinez
  • Gonzalez
  • Lopez
  • Hernandez
  • Perez
  • Rivera
  • Torres
  • Sanchez
  • Flores
  • Diaz
  • Morales
  • Garza
  • Cruz
  • Alvarez

Common first names for Ernesto

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ernesto U.S.
  White 42.16% 64.26%
  African American 2.94% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 3.92% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 50.98% 16.26%

Of Last Name Ernesto

People with the last name Ernesto are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Ernesto

  • How Popular is the name Ernesto? Ernesto is the 1,103rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Ernesto was the 90,495th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Ernesto have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 42,169 babies born with the first name Ernesto in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ernesto to occupy the territory of Sint Maarten (the Netherlands) with an estimated population of 37,429 (as of January 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ernesto? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1889 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Ernesto first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ernesto is Sunday, February 3rd, 1867.
  • What year had the most people named Ernesto born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ernesto was in 2002 with a total of 853 babies.
  • Random Ernesto Factoid: According to the 1931 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ernesto ranks 78th in popularity as a baby boy's name in New Mexico. Imagine that, 15 babies in New Mexico have the same name as you in 1931.
  • Weird things about the name Ernesto: Your name in reverse order is Otsenre. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Etrnsoe. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ernesto? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 204 people with the last name Ernesto.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ernesto? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Ernesto as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.4m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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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