From German Names

Male Male Name

German Pronunciation

Listen to the German pronunciation of Ernst. The speaker is a native speaker of Standard German from Schleswig-Holstein / Northern Germany:

Predominant Age Group in Germany

Typically born before 1950

Variant Forms

See also Erna

Origin and Meaning

Old High German ernust = 'seriousness, determinedness'

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