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The name Earnest is of German origin, and means earnestness.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Earnest has been given to baby boys in recent years.  The last 125 years refers to 1880 through 2004; last year refers to 2004.  The rank and count values are based on U.S. Social Security Administration counts for the one thousand most popular names given to baby boys in each of these years. 

Cumulative Usage Chart for the Name Earnest
Use of the Name Earnest for Boys During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
56,615 13,119 2,400 0 0 0 0
The table below indicates the number of times the name Earnest has been given to baby boys and baby girls each year, from 1880 through 2004.  Earnest last appeared in the top thousand boy or girl names during 1992, the last year shown on the table.  A blank entry indicates that the name did not rank among the top one thousand names given to boys or girls, respectively, during the specified year.

Yearly Usage Chart for the Name Earnest
  Used as a Boy Name Used as a Girl Name
Year RankCount RankCount
188015488  
188113292  
1882134104  
188314987  
1884132109  
1885113120  
1886132105  
188712999  
1888118138  
1889145101  
1890120122  
1891120115  
1892116149  
1893121132  
1894119131  
1895118143  
1896124144  
1897116148  
1898114161  
1899114146  
1900106223  
1901127131  
1902121159  
1903134140  
1904110189  
1905125172  
1906117183  
1907107225  
1908111231  
1909108253  
1910128255  
1911125283  
1912132486  
1913144518  
1914147640  
1915143825  
1916155780  
1917143925  
19181421,085  
19191391,065  
19201391,098  
19211401,123  
19221431,089  
19231461,064  
19241441,148  
19251491,093  
19261451,155  
19271481,059  
19281531,043  
1929155991  
1930153994  
1931163904  
1932169873  
1933165860  
1934161923  
1935163879  
1936169815  
1937174829  
1938175827  
1939177806  
1940183801  
1941185808  
1942188837  
1943177936  
1944180896  
1945188811  
1946203839  
1947203972  
1948211895  
1949213875  
1950213889  
1951236805  
1952234806  
1953239781  
1954250770  
1955267700  
1956272721  
1957302633  
1958299631  
1959326561  
1960320593  
1961344522  
1962354499  
1963363467  
1964392415  
1965367443  
1966368423  
1967386382  
1968394389  
1969409379  
1970415383  
1971423363  
1972434333  
1973447305  
1974473281  
1975473285  
1976469281  
1977502264  
1978564220  
1979544246  
1980539251  
1981555234  
1982533256  
1983583210  
1984654174  
1985656178  
1986641195  
1987698170  
1988756157  
1989762169  
1990850144  
1991938127  
1992907135  
Totals:  56,615 0

During the last 125 years, parents have used Earnest as a boy's name nearly 100% of the time and hardly ever as a girl's name.  Cumulative counts and total counts shown on the above tables are slightly lower than actual counts because the name Earnest appears in the top 1,000 boy names only 113 times during the last 125 years.

See the Social Security card applications information for qualifiers about the data shown on this page.


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