Meaning:serious; battle to the death
Ernest is a boy’s name of German origin. This strong, classic name translates to “serious” and “battle to the death” and is clearly reflective of its adjective counterpart, “earnest.” Ernest is likely most famous thanks to prolific author Ernest Hemingway, who penned such classics as The Sun Also Rises and A Farewell to Arms. This name denotes a timeless authority, calling your attention each time you hear it. Despite its sober presentation, it can also be shortened into cute nicknames like Ernie or Ern.

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  • Ernest Hemingway
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