- this week

Gender: Male Origin of Ernesto: Spanish and Italian variation of Ernest Meaning of Ernest: English from German, "serious, resolute" Ernesto's Popularity in 2017: #708

The name Ernesto is a boy's name of Spanish, Portuguese origin. Ernesto is ranked #708 on our popularity charts and is often added to user-created lists like Names of Nobel Prize Winners and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia - with middles!".

From the experts:

A Latin classic, widely used here and abroad, though in the U.S. it has fallen on the charts in recent years.

Find other names based on Ernesto using our baby name generator.

Famous People Named Ernesto

Ernesto Antonio "Tito" Puente, American mambo musician and bandleader
Ernesto "Che" Guevara, Argentine-born Cuban revolutionary
Ernesto Zedillo (Ponce de León), 54th President of Mexico
Ernesto Pérez Balladares, former President of Panama
Ernesto Samper, 29th President of Colombia
Ernesto Alonso, Mexican TV producer
Ernesto Nathan Rogers, Italian architect
Ernesto Nathan, Anglo-Italian politciian; Mayor of Rome
Ernesto Beckmann Geisel, 29th President of Brazil
Ernesto Sabato, Argentine novelist and essayist
Ernesto Valverde, Spanish footballer and coach
Ernesto Teodoro Moneta, Italian journalist and revolutionary; winner of the Nobel Peace Prize

Pop Culture References for the name Ernesto

Ernesto, character in Donizetti's "Don Pasquale"
Maximilian Alanzo Ernesto "Max" Russo, character on TV's "Wizards of Waverly Place"
Uncle Ernesto, character on TV's "Wizards of Waverly Place"