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Traits associated with the name Ernie:

Dogs named Ernie tend to be loving, good-natured, brave, and strong-willed. This name is also associated with companionship, friendship, and courage.

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

Naming your dog Ernie suggests that you have a sense of humor and enjoy having fun. It also suggests that you are a fan of classic television shows and characters.

Is Ernie a good dog name?

Ernie has two syllables, which is highly recommended by dog trainers. The name also ends in a vowel sound, so it's easy for dogs to recognize. Ernie isn't one of the most common names, so your dog will certainly stand out. If you love the name, you should pick it!

Ernie is found in these categories:


  • Ernie ranks #3,108 with users of
  • Ernie ranks #276 in the New York City Dog Name Database.
  • Ernie ranks #529 in the Los Angeles Times 'Top Dogs'.

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

Most popular breeds named Ernie:

  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. Chihuahua
  3. Beagle
  4. German Shepherd
  5. Dachshund

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Famous dogs named Ernie:

  • film icon A griffon bruxellois named Ernie played a role in the movie Sweet November.

Dog names like Ernie:

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Ernie dog name meaning

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