Ernest as a First Name

How Common is the First Name Ernest?

We estimate that there are 120,223 people named Ernest who are currently alive and were born in the United States. Ernest is the 214th most common for men, and the 458th most common overall.

How Old are People Named Ernest?

The average person named Ernest is 58.79 years old.

Is Ernest a Popular Baby Name Right Now?

186 people named Ernest were born in the U.S. in 2022. It was the 1,125th most popular name for boys, and the 2,377th most popular overall.

The popularity of Ernest peaked in 1885, when it was the 21st most popular name for baby boys.

Is Ernest a Boy's Name or a Girl's Name?

Ernest is almost exclusively a male name. 99.3% of people named Ernest are male.

Facts About the Name Ernest

Popularity of Ernest in England

In 2020, Ernest was the 301st most popular name for boys in England and Wales.