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The name Ernest is of German origin, and means earnestness.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Ernest 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 Ernest
Use of the Name Ernest for Boys During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
297,173 81,280 19,101 4,163 1,849 715 358
The table below indicates the number of times the name Ernest has been given to baby boys and baby girls each year, from 1880 through 2004.  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 Ernest
  Used as a Boy Name Used as a Girl Name
Year RankCount RankCount
188026615  
188125571  
188227642  
188323641  
188425690  
188521718  
188625668  
1887236539777
188827766  
1889237369219
189022774  
189122713  
18922680580614
189323796  
189424821  
189524834  
189629764  
189727785  
189828839  
189927744  
1900301,012  
190128691  
190229791  
190330763  
190432749  
190531845  
190628943  
190730976  
1908311,001  
190934883  
1910311,165  
1911321,336  
1912322,565  
1913342,937  
1914383,635  
1915354,794  
1916364,819  
1917375,054  
1918375,536  
1919365,302  
1920375,550  
1921385,691  
1922375,500  
1923385,375  
1924375,677  
1925375,483  
1926375,455  
1927415,171  
1928434,942  
1929434,741  
1930434,780  
1931474,273  
1932474,154  
1933503,672  
1934513,840  
1935553,694  
1936563,708  
1937533,759  
1938553,704  
1939553,675  
1940583,690  
1941613,729  
1942614,072  
1943614,142  
1944594,033  
1945603,993  
1946714,376  
1947754,773  
1948764,485  
1949764,330  
1950814,317  
1951834,350  
1952874,118  
1953874,085  
1954884,184  
1955903,974  
1956943,948  
19571013,766  
19581143,513  
19591183,339  
19601203,195  
19611233,086  
19621272,844  
19631222,912  
19641242,818  
19651242,575  
19661222,508  
19671282,344  
19681302,245  
19691302,359  
19701432,300  
19711432,098  
19721471,770  
19731491,675  
19741501,639  
19751611,518  
19761601,484  
19771611,486  
19781701,383  
19791701,400  
19801801,369  
19811921,305  
19822001,239  
19831991,191  
19842031,144  
19852201,071  
19862331,009  
1987244944  
1988239999  
1989265953  
1990283916  
1991303845  
1992337721  
1993366641  
1994390591  
1995458491  
1996438513  
1997461478  
1998487448  
1999535384  
2000514435  
2001580348  
2002590351  
2003597357  
2004596358  
Totals:  297,173 30

During the last 125 years, parents have used Ernest as a boy's name about 99% of the time and less frequently (about 0% of the time) as a girl's name. 

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


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