Ernestine
Origin/Usage
Germanic
Pronunciation
UR-nəs-teen
Meaning
Serious and earnest woman
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Ernestine originates in Germanic languages and means "serious and earnest woman". It is a feminine form of Ernest, the name which was popularized by Oscar Wilde in his play The Importance of Being Earnest. As a feminine given name, Ernestine became very rare in the United States and nowadays is considered rather old-fashioned.

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Famous Ernestines

Ernestine Anderson - jazz artist
Ernestine Carey - published author
Ernestine Hill - writer

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