What does the baby name Ernesto mean? Learn about what Ernesto means, its history & origin, popularity in our random name database, pronunciation, similar names, nicknames & spelling variations.

Ernesto - Name Meaning, Origin & Popularity

Spelling of Ernesto
E-R-N-E-S-T-O, is a 7-letter female given name.
Meaning of Ernesto
Earnest, sincere.
Origin of Ernesto
The name 'Ernesto' has its origins in the Germanic language. It is derived from the German name 'Ernst', which means 'serious' or 'earnest'. The name 'Ernst' was commonly used among the Germanic tribes and eventually spread to other European countries.
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Popularity of Ernesto
The name 'Ernesto' has been moderately popular throughout history. It gained popularity in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, particularly in Spanish-speaking countries. It has also been used in Italian and Portuguese-speaking regions. While not as popular as some other names, 'Ernesto' has maintained a steady presence and is still chosen by parents for their sons.
Ernesto currently has 1 like, and is in the top 20% of liked girl's names. The name Chinue is slightly more popular than Ernesto.

Etymology of Ernesto

As mentioned earlier, the name 'Ernesto' is derived from the German name 'Ernst'. 'Ernst' comes from the Old High German word 'ernust', which means 'serious' or 'earnest'. The name reflects qualities such as determination, sincerity, and seriousness.

Cultural Significance of Ernesto

The name 'Ernesto' has cultural significance in various regions. In Spanish-speaking countries, it is associated with individuals who are seen as sincere, honest, and hardworking. The name is often given to honor family traditions or as a way to pay homage to a respected ancestor.