Earnest is a boy name and means serious; battle to the death. It is a German name and its pronunciation is \e(a)-rne-st, ear-nest\. Other similar names and variants include: Barnes, Barnet, Barnett, Ernestus, Garnet, Garnett. Earnest is a very popular first name for men (#380 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#4754 out of 88799).
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Based on our intensive research on international Census data we identified the number of babies named Earnest over the years and Earnest's popularity rank:

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is Earnest a popular name?

Over the years Earnest was most popular in 1900. According to the latest US census information Earnest ranks #321st while according to famousnames.vip Earnest ranks #5th.

How popular is the name Earnest?

According to the US census in 2018, 27 boys were born named Earnest, making Earnest the #3807th name more popular among boy names. In 1900 Earnest had the highest rank with 223 boys born that year with this name.

How common is the name Earnest?

Earnest is #3807th in the ranking of most common names in the United States according to he US Census.

When was the name Earnest more popular ?

The name Earnest was more popular in 1900 with 223 born in that year.

When was the last time a baby was named Earnest

The last time a baby was named Earnest was in 2020, based on US Census data.

How many people born in 2020 are named Earnest?

In 2020 there were 27 baby boys named Earnest.