The name Ernest ranked 576th in popularity for males of all ages in a sample of 2000-2003 Social Security Administration statistics and 86th in popularity for males of all ages in a sample of the 1990 US Census.
This name is highly rated in the 1990 U.S. Census popularity survey of all ages, but after 1960 does not appear in the state data listing the most popular baby names.
This name is only distantly related to the English word
Arts and Music
Ernest Alexandre Ansermet
Founded Geneva''s Orchestra de la Suisse Romande in 1918, and led it until 1967 (see list of Conductors)