Ernst Name Meaning

German and Dutch: from the personal name Ernst, which is most probably a byname from Middle High German and Middle Dutch ern(e)st ‘combat’, ‘serious business’. However, see Ernest. Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname or ornamental from German ernst ‘earnest’, ‘serious’.

List of People with Surname Ernst

Based on our public records, there are a total of 10,283 people with the surname Ernst. Among these people surnamed Ernst, there are approximately 756 distinct names, with an average of 13 people who share the same name. Carol Ernst, Kenneth Ernst and Kathleen Ernst are the top three most widely-used names from the list of people surnamed Ernst, with 89, 80 and 60 people respectively.

In addition, Our data shows that California has the most people surnamed Ernst, with a total of 879 people, and there are a total of 404 distinct names among these people. Florida is the second-most populous state for people with the surname Ernst, with a total of 670 people and an average of 336 distinct names.