Ernie - Meaning of Ernie

What does Ernie mean?

[ 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.

See also the related categories, english and germanic (german).

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.

Baby names that sound like Ernie include Earnee, Earney, Earni, Earnie, Earny, Ernee, Erney, Erni, Erny, Earwen, Ehren, Eirian, Eirwyn, Eran, Erin, Erine, Erinn, Erinne, Ermen, and Ermin.

† 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.

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