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Spell Check of Ernest

Correct spelling: Ernest

Definition of Ernest:

See Earnest.

Common misspellings for Ernest:

  • ermest (19%)
  • enrest (12%)
  • erenst (12%)
  • erest (12%)
  • enest (12%)
  • evrest (6%)
  • ernist (6%)
  • eranest (6%)
  • hernest (6%)
  • earnst (6%)
Misspellings percentages are collected from over 15,411,110 spell check sessions on www.spellchecker.net from Jan 2010 - Jun 2012.


  \e-rne-st, er-nest\

Meaning: serious; battle to the death

Origin: German

Ernest as a boy's name is pronounced ERN-ist. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Ernest is "serious; battle to the death". Variant of Ernst (German). Literary: Oscar Wilde's comedy "The Importance of Being Earnest" makes the name Earnest a key feature of the plot. Ernesto is a Spanish form. Author Ernest Hemingway; actor Ernest Borgnine; entertainer Ernie Kovacs.

Sounds Like: Irenaeus, Ireneus, Aaronas.

Variants: Ernst, Earnest, Ernesto, Ernestus, Ernie, Erno.

Examples of usage for Ernest:

1) I know that Ernest and I could help them, if you thought it all right, and we should love doing it.

2) With the conversation between Miss Edith Collingham and Professor Ernest Ayling we have almost nothing to do.

3) Ernest speaks our language; he has our ways.

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