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Meaning and Origin

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  1. Painter (born in Germany, resident of France and the United States) who was a cofounder of dadaism; developed the technique of collage (1891-1976)

Notable Persons Named Ernst

Ingmar Bergman was a film director, producer, and screenwriter. His most notable accomplishments were from 1944 to 2005. Ingmar was given the name Ernst Ingmar Bergman on July 14th, 1918 in Uppsala. He breathed his last breath on July 30th, 2007.

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Ernst Röhm was a stabschef, sturmabteilung, and sturmabteilung(sa). Ernst was given the name Ernst Julius Günther Röhm on November 28th, 1887 in Munich. He breathed his last breath on July 1st, 1934.

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Ernst Stavro Blofeld is a fictional character.

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Wim Wenders is a film director. His ongoing career started in 1967. Wim was given the name Ernst Wilhelm Wenders on August 14th, 1945 in Düsseldorf.

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Ernst Kaltenbrunner was an office holder. He holds the title Excerpt from Ernst Kaltenbrunner's closing statement at the Nuremberg Trials.. His military service ended in 1945. Ernst was born on October 4th, 1903 in Ried im Innkreis, Upper-Austria, Austria-Hungary (now Austria). He breathed his last breath on October 16th, 1946.

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Ernst Haeckel was a scientist. Ernst was born on February 16th, 1834 in Potsdam. He left this life on August 9th, 1919.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Ernst

Max Ernst was an artist in the fields of painting, sculpture, and poetry. Max was born on April 2nd, 1891 in Brühl (Rhineland). He passed away on April 1st, 1976.

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Joni Ernst is a from Iowa, United States Senator, fromIowa, and United States Senate. Her military service ended in 2015. Joni was born on July 1st, 1970 in Red Oak, Iowa.

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Hemlock Ernst is an alternative hip hop and underground hip hop rapping. His ongoing career started in 2010. Hemlock was given the name Samuel T. Herring on April 13th, 1984 in Carteret County, North Carolina, United States.

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Prince Ernst was royalty. He holds the title Prince of Hohenberg and House of Hohenberg. Prince was born as the child of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, Sophie, and Duchess of Hohenberg on May 17th, 1904. He passed away on March 5th, 1954.

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Edzard Ernst is a scientist. Edzard was born on January 30th, 1948 in Wiesbaden.

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Richard Ernst is a scientist in the fields of chemistry and physics. Richard was given the name Richard Robert Ernst on August 14th, 1933 in Winterthur.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 9 0 9
1881 12 0 12
1882 7 0 7
1883 16 0 16
1884 14 0 14
1885 19 0 19
1886 8 0 8
1887 10 0 10
1888 12 0 12
1889 10 0 10
1890 9 0 9
1891 7 0 7
1892 7 0 7
1893 12 0 12
1894 15 0 15
1895 13 0 13
1896 9 0 9
1897 5 0 5
1898 14 0 14
1899 6 0 6
1900 9 0 9
1901 5 0 5
1903 6 0 6
1904 9 0 9
1905 8 0 8
1906 14 0 14
1908 11 0 11
1909 10 0 10
1910 7 0 7
1911 10 0 10
1912 21 0 21
1913 29 0 29
1914 37 0 37
1915 48 0 48
1916 55 0 55
1917 59 0 59
1918 54 0 54
1919 51 0 51
1920 43 0 43
1921 43 0 43
1922 33 0 33
1923 19 0 19
1924 36 0 36
1925 43 0 43
1926 43 0 43
1927 31 0 31
1928 33 0 33
1929 26 0 26
1930 38 0 38
1931 29 0 29
1932 24 0 24
1933 32 0 32
1934 28 0 28
1935 31 0 31
1936 23 0 23
1937 26 0 26
1938 27 0 27
1939 23 0 23
1940 25 0 25
1941 22 0 22
1942 24 0 24
1943 18 0 18
1944 21 0 21
1945 15 0 15
1946 17 0 17
1947 19 0 19
1948 24 0 24
1949 17 0 17
1950 20 0 20
1951 14 0 14
1952 25 0 25
1953 25 0 25
1954 20 0 20
1955 19 0 19
1956 20 0 20
1957 20 0 20
1958 21 0 21
1959 24 0 24
1960 13 0 13
1961 21 0 21
1962 23 0 23
1963 17 0 17
1964 23 0 23
1965 21 0 21
1966 19 0 19
1967 21 0 21
1968 11 0 11
1969 13 0 13
1970 22 0 22
1971 20 0 20
1972 14 0 14
1973 19 0 19
1974 13 0 13
1975 13 0 13
1976 14 0 14
1977 10 0 10
1978 17 0 17
1979 7 0 7
1980 11 0 11
1981 18 0 18
1982 21 0 21
1983 13 0 13
1984 12 0 12
1985 22 0 22
1986 18 0 18
1987 14 0 14
1988 15 0 15
1989 18 0 18
1990 13 0 13
1991 10 0 10
1992 10 0 10
1993 10 0 10
1994 10 0 10
1995 6 0 6
1996 10 0 10
1997 11 0 11
1998 8 0 8
1999 10 0 10
2000 9 0 9
2001 8 0 8
2002 7 0 7
2004 10 0 10
2005 5 0 5
2006 7 0 7
2008 8 0 8
2009 5 0 5
2011 6 0 6
2013 7 0 7
2015 6 0 6
2016 6 0 6

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Popularity of Ernst as a first name

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Popularity of Ernst as a last name

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Common last names for Ernst

  • Schmidt
  • Meyer
  • Schneider
  • Mueller
  • Braun
  • Fischer
  • Johnson
  • Schroeder
  • Schaefer
  • Muller
  • Berger

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ernst U.S.
  White 94.97% 64.26%
  African American 0.58% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.69% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.29% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.35% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.12% 16.26%

Of Last Name Ernst

People with the last name Ernst are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Ernst

  • How Popular is the name Ernst? Ernst is the 6,057th most popular name of all time. As a last name Ernst was the 1,969th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Ernst have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,373 babies born with the first name Ernst in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ernst to occupy the territory of Norfolk Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 2,302 (as of August 9, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ernst? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
  • When was Ernst first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ernst is Friday, March 30th, 1866.
  • What year had the most people named Ernst born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ernst was in 1917 with a total of 59 babies.
  • Random Ernst Factoid: According to the 1928 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ernst is not a popular baby boy's name in Illinois. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Illinois have the same name as you in 1928.
  • Weird things about the name Ernst: Your name in reverse order is Tsnre. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rtnes. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ernst? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 18,361 people with the last name Ernst.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ernst? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 6 of them will have Ernst as their last name.

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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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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