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Gender: Female Origin of Ernestine: Feminine variation of Ernest

The name Ernestine is a girl's name . Ernestine and is often added to lists like Names No Girl May Be Cool Enough For and discussed in our forums with posts like "Girls Makeover - Two Middles".

From the experts:

One time joke name, à la Lily Tomlin's bossy telephone operator, Ernestine is ready for a possible reevaluation, like cousins Josephine and Clementine..

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Famous People Named Ernestine

(Ernestine) Jane Geraldine Russell, American actress
Ernestine Auguste Sophie, Princess of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach; Duchess of Saxe-Hildburghausen
(Ernestine Friederike) Sophie, Princess of Saxe-Hildburghausen; Hereditary Princess of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld; daughter of the above
Marie-Philippine "Ernestine" Lambriquet, adopted daughter of King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette of France
Ernestine Shepherd, oldest competitive female bodybuilder in the world
Ernestine Jackson, American actress and singer
Ernestine Schumann-Heink, German-American contralto
Ernestine Anderson, American jazz and blues singer
Ernestine Gilbreth Carey, American memoirist of "Cheaper by the Dozen"
Ernestine Rose, American women's rights activist
Ernestine Petras, American 1940s pro baseball player
Wilhelmine Ernestine, Princess of Denmark and Norway; Electress of the Palatinate
Elisabeth Ernestine, Princess of Saxe-Meiningen; Abbess of Gandersheim
Diana Ernestine Ross, American singer and actress

Pop Culture References for the name Ernestine

Ernestine, a rude telephone operator in several of comedian Lily Tomlin's sketches
Ernestine, baby Muppet on TV's "Sesame Street"

Ernestina, Ernestyna, Erna, Ernaline, Ernesia

Ernestine's International Variations

Ernesztina (Hungarian) Ernesta (Italian)