What is the meaning of the name Ernest?

The name Ernest is primarily a male name of English origin that means Earnest.

Ernest Hemingway, author. Ernest Borgnine, actor.

People who like the name Ernest also like:

Henry, Oliver, Arthur, Oscar, Theodore, William, August, Alice, Lucy, Eloise, Violet, Penelope, Hazel, Grace

Names like Ernest:

Earnest, Ernesto

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