Ernest

Male

Meaning

Earnest

Origin

British

Pronunciation

/ˈɜːnɪst/

Traits associated with the name Ernest:

Dogs named Ernest tend to be loving, and industrious. This name is also associated with companionship, and intelligence.

What does it say about you to have a dog named Ernest?

Naming your dog Ernest suggests that you have a sense of humor and enjoy giving your pet a unique name. It also suggests that you may have a fondness for classic literature, as Ernest is a popular name in many classic works.

Is Ernest a good dog name?

Ernest has two syllables, which is highly recommended by dog trainers. Ernest isn't one of the most common names, so your dog will certainly stand out. If you love the name, you should pick it!

Popularity: Overall

3,932
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1,006
New York City Dog Name Database
2,520
Los Angeles Times 'Top Dogs'

Ernest is not a popular dog name. That's great if you like to stand out from the crowd!

Popularity: Historical Trend

Ernest was, in the past month, the 2684th most viewed dog name on PupNames.com.

As of June 2024, Ernest is becoming ever more niche with new puppy owners. Our stats suggest that the name is less fashionable than it was at this time last year.

We've seen quite a lot of variation in rank for this name, which may suggest seasonal factors or interest driven by pop culture events.

In the past week, Ernest was viewed 0 times, and liked 0 times.

Popularity: United States

The map below shows Ernest's popularity across the United States, according to PupNames data.

Ernest is most adored in Utah, Georgia and Indiana.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in Missouri, Iowa and Washington.

Popularity: Around The World

And this world map shows which countries have the greatest love for the name Ernest.

Most popular breeds named Ernest:

  1. Dachshund
  2. Pug
  3. Chihuahua

Ernest is found in these categories:

old fashioned dog names
old-fashioned

Popular during Victorian times, this canine moniker has since lost its bark.

british dog names
british

Associated with Oscar Wilde's play "The Importance of Being Earnest".

Dog names like Ernest:

Rich Protector
Wealthy Guardian
Rich/Prosperous Friend
The Old Servant
Industrious, strong
Rich Spear
Ernest dog name meaning

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