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Gender: Male Origin of Ernst: German variation of Ernest Meaning of Ernest: English from German, "serious, resolute"

The name Ernst is a boy's name of German, Swedish origin. Ernst and is often added to lists like Victorian Royal Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Boys Makeover- Two Middles".

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Concise and clipped European version of the earnest Ernest.

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Famous People Named Ernst

Ernst Eduard Kummer, German mathematician
Ernst Heinrich Philipp August Haeckel, German biologist
Ernst Angel, Australian poet & psychologist
Ernst Werner von Siemens, German entrepeneur
Ernst Boris Chain, German physiologist; winner of the Nobel Prize
Ernst Otto Fischer, German chemist; winner of the Nobel Prize
Ernst August Friedrich Ruska, German physicist; winner of the Nobel Prize
(Ernst) Ingmar Bergman, Swedish director
Ernst Haas, German photographer
Ernst Lubitsch, German-American film director
Ernst Kasimir Friedrich Karl Eberhard, Count of Lippe-Biesterfeld
Richard R. Ernst, German chemist and Nobel laureate
Alex Ernst, Internet Comedian

Pop Culture References for the name Ernst

Ernst Stavro Blofeld, supervillain the James Bond series
Ernst Robel, character from musical 'Spring Awakening'
Ernst Volger, character in the Leviathan series by Scott Westerfeld
Ernst Robinson, character in book/film "The Swiss Family Robinson"
Ernst and Young, professional accounting firm


alliebelle Says:


This is my dad's name. He gets called Ernest, Ern, Enst, and just about anything else you can think of. His "Starbucks name" is Joe.