Meaning and Origin of: Ernst
Boy name origins & meanings:
- Old German : Vigorous
Boy name variations
Family name origins & meanings:
- 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’.