Gender: Male Meaning of Ernie: "serious, resolute" Origin of Ernie: Variation of Ernest, English from German

Ernie Origin and Meaning

The name Ernie is a boy's name meaning "serious, resolute".

Can Ernie shed the rubber ducky association and make its way onto the vintage revivals list? Years ago we may have said no, but celebrity chef Stephanie Izard made a strong case for Ernie when she gave the name to her son in 2016.

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TheClockworkPrincess Says:


This is my brother's nickname for me. :) My name is Erin.