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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Ernie

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  1. A diminutive of the male given name Ernest.

Notable Persons Named Ernie

Ernie Hudson is an actor, playwright, and producer. His most notable accomplishments were from 1976 to present. Ernie was given the name Ernest Lee Hudson on December 17th, 1945.

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Ernie Lively is an actor. He has had major accomplishments since 1975. Ernie was given the name Ernest Wilson Brown, Jr. on January 29th, 1947 in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.

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Ernie Davis was a football player for the Cleveland Browns. Ernie was born on December 14th, 1939 in New Salem-Buffington, Pennsylvania. He passed away on May 18th, 1963.

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Ernie Kovacs was a character comedy, surreal humour, improvisational theatre, prop comedy, parody, and sketch comedy comedian. Ernie was given the name Ernest Edward Kovacs on January 23rd, 1919 in Trenton, New Jersey, U.S. He left this life on January 13th, 1962.

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Ernie Banks was a baseball player. Ernie was born on January 31st, 1931 in Dallas. He passed away on January 23rd, 2015.

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Ernie Sabella is an actor. He was most active from 1978 to present. Ernie was given the name Ernest Sabella on September 19th, 1949 in Westchester County, New York.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Ernie

Ernie is a fictional character. Ernie is also known as Caveman Ernie, Sir Ernie, and etc..

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Evil Ernie is a comics character.

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James and Ernie is an indigenous peoples of the americas and comedy comedian.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 6 0 6
1882 12 0 12
1883 12 0 12
1884 5 0 5
1885 6 0 6
1886 5 0 5
1887 10 0 10
1888 7 0 7
1889 12 5 7
1890 9 0 9
1891 6 0 6
1892 6 0 6
1893 11 0 11
1894 11 0 11
1895 15 8 7
1896 14 0 14
1897 12 5 7
1898 16 6 10
1900 12 0 12
1901 12 0 12
1902 8 0 8
1903 12 5 7
1904 19 6 13
1905 24 5 19
1906 18 7 11
1907 20 8 12
1908 24 9 15
1909 27 8 19
1910 31 12 19
1911 32 12 20
1912 33 13 20
1913 61 12 49
1914 47 11 36
1915 86 17 69
1916 77 22 55
1917 90 16 74
1918 83 22 61
1919 98 25 73
1920 90 13 77
1921 104 10 94
1922 80 16 64
1923 118 22 96
1924 99 12 87
1925 99 13 86
1926 125 15 110
1927 111 13 98
1928 114 15 99
1929 138 22 116
1930 117 13 104
1931 108 23 85
1932 134 12 122
1933 142 20 122
1934 149 19 130
1935 177 16 161
1936 156 15 141
1937 163 7 156
1938 188 13 175
1939 185 13 172
1940 181 9 172
1941 170 9 161
1942 198 6 192
1943 238 13 225
1944 285 8 277
1945 392 11 381
1946 364 7 357
1947 407 9 398
1948 359 11 348
1949 337 12 325
1950 314 9 305
1951 313 12 301
1952 283 10 273
1953 280 0 280
1954 272 0 272
1955 327 14 313
1956 335 10 325
1957 429 9 420
1958 444 0 444
1959 455 5 450
1960 443 8 435
1961 428 0 428
1962 388 0 388
1963 378 0 378
1964 312 0 312
1965 265 0 265
1966 273 0 273
1967 237 6 231
1968 185 0 185
1969 221 0 221
1970 212 0 212
1971 214 0 214
1972 147 0 147
1973 156 0 156
1974 139 0 139
1975 130 0 130
1976 150 0 150
1977 140 0 140
1978 131 0 131
1979 122 0 122
1980 124 0 124
1981 131 0 131
1982 124 0 124
1983 93 0 93
1984 103 0 103
1985 96 0 96
1986 100 0 100
1987 91 0 91
1988 95 0 95
1989 77 0 77
1990 100 0 100
1991 81 0 81
1992 90 0 90
1993 86 0 86
1994 57 0 57
1995 60 0 60
1996 71 0 71
1997 62 0 62
1998 58 0 58
1999 54 0 54
2000 65 0 65
2001 42 0 42
2002 49 0 49
2003 64 0 64
2004 51 0 51
2005 51 0 51
2006 45 0 45
2007 48 0 48
2008 37 0 37
2009 24 0 24
2010 27 0 27
2011 40 0 40
2012 26 0 26
2013 19 0 19
2014 25 0 25
2015 23 0 23
2016 28 0 28
2017 19 0 19

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Popularity of Ernie as a first name

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Popularity of Ernie as a last name

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Common last names for Ernie

  • Smith
  • Jones
  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Davis
  • Brown
  • Miller
  • Wilson
  • Thompson
  • Hall
  • Carter
  • Young
  • Adams

Fun Facts about the name Ernie

  • How Popular is the name Ernie? Ernie is the 1,828th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Ernie have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 17,076 babies born with the first name Ernie in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ernie to occupy the territory of Anguilla (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 15,236 (as of July 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ernie? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Ernie first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ernie is Saturday, June 17th, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Ernie born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ernie was in 1959 with a total of 450 babies.
  • Random Ernie Factoid: According to the 1974 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ernie is not a popular baby boy's name in New Mexico. Imagine that, only 5 babies in New Mexico have the same name as you in 1974.
  • Weird things about the name Ernie: Your name in reverse order is Einre. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Enrei. 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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