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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!

Popularity: Overall

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

Popularity: Historical Trend

Ernie was, in the past month, the 223rd most viewed dog name on

As of July 2024, Ernie 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, Ernie was viewed 0 times, and liked 5 times.

Popularity: United States

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

Ernie is most adored in South Carolina, Texas and Missouri.

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

Popularity: Around The World

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

Most popular breeds named Ernie:

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

Famous dogs named Ernie:

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

Ernie is found in these categories:

funny dog names

Humor arises from its association with Sesame Street's lovable goofball.

independent dog names

The name's association with self-reliant characters in popular culture, such as Ernie from Sesame Street.

cute dog names

Sesame Street's lovable character lends a playful, endearing quality to pups.

playful dog names

The association with the cheerful, fun-loving Sesame Street character gives it a playful connotation.

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Ernie dog name meaning

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