Other Origin(s):German
Meaning:Capable; Earnest
Erna is a feminine name with Old Norse and Old German roots. Coming from the name Ernestine, it translates to “capable” or “earnest” and is a lovely choice if baby’s the strong, stoic type. Erna is also a great way to connect baby to your love for Norse mythology. Erna was an important figure in the Eddic poem “The Lay of Ríg,” who gave birth to the 12 ancestors of the noble warriors. If you can sense that baby is going to be the start of their own legend, the name Erna will always remind them to stay earnest in their goals.
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