[ 2 syll. er-nie, ern-ie ] The baby boy name Ernie is pronounced as -ERNiy- †. Ernie's language of origin is Germanic and it is predominantly used in English. Ernie is a diminutive form of the English Ern and a diminutive form of the English, French, and Slavic Ernest.
Ernie is an unusual baby name for boys. Its usage peaked in 1945 with 0.028% of baby boys being named Ernie. It ranked at #305 then. The baby name has since fallen from favor, and is currently used only on a very modest scale. In 2018, among the group of boy names directly related to Ernie, Ernest was the most widely used.
† Pronunciation for Ernie: ER as in "hurt (HH.ER.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"
Details of famous persons named Ernie:
Actor Ernie Kovacs, born 23 January 1919 - 12 January 1962, Trenton, New Jersey.
Comedian Ernie Wise, born Ernest Wiseman, 27 November 1925 - 21 March 1999, Bramley, Leeds West Yorkshire, England.
Puppets Bert and Ernie, born 1969.