[ 1 syll. ea-(r)nes(t), ear-ne-st ] The baby boy name Earnest is pronounced ER-N-ST †. Earnest's language of origin is Germanic and it is predominantly used in the English language. Earnest is a variant spelling of the English, French, and Slavic Ernest.
Earnest is an uncommon baby name for boys. At the modest height of its usage in 1909, 0.144% of baby boys were given the name Earnest. It ranked at #108 then. The baby name has since fallen from favor, and is currently of only sporadic use. In 2018, within the group of boy names directly linked to Earnest, Ernest was the most widely used.
† Pronunciation for Earnest: ER as in "hurt (HH.ER.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)" ; T as in "tee (T.IY)"