What does Ernst mean?

Definitions for Ernst
ɜrnst, ɛrnsternst

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Ernst.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Ernst, Max Ernstnoun

    painter (born in Germany, resident of France and the United States) who was a cofounder of dadaism; developed the technique of collage (1891-1976)


  1. Ernst

    Ernst is both a surname and a given name, the German, Dutch, and Scandinavian form of Ernest.


  1. ernst

    Ernst is a masculine given name most commonly used in Germany and Netherlands. It is derived from the German word ernsthaft, which means serious or determined. This name can also serve as a surname. As an organization name, Ernst can refer to 'Ernst & Young', a multinational professional services network known as EY.


  1. Ernst

    Ernst is a fictional character, a mutant in the Marvel Comics Universe. Her first appearance as Ernst was in New X-Men vol. 1 #135.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. ERNST

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Ernst is ranked #1969 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Ernst surname appeared 18,361 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 6 would have the surname Ernst.

    94.9% or 17,437 total occurrences were White.
    2.1% or 389 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.3% or 248 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.6% or 127 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.5% or 106 total occurrences were Black.
    0.2% or 53 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Ernst in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Ernst in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Ernst in a Sentence

  1. Beth Brooke-Marciniak:

    I know for me, even my first board meeting at (Ernst Young), I remember trying to voice an opinion and getting knocked back. It's just because I was the only woman in the room, but at the time it felt like everything that had gotten me there wasn't going to keep me there and I really ... drew on that athletics background to just think about it, what had happened, what needed to be different and you just go forward.

  2. Jeff Zeleny of CNN:

    She is going to play a central role in the Iowa nominating process for the next six months, she probably won't endorse, but all the candidates will be seeking her endorsement, wanting to stand at her side. So keep an eye on Joni Ernst and her Roast and Ride next weekend in Iowa.

  3. Senate Republicans:

    I mean we seem to be stuck here, i was hoping that Sen( s). Ernst and Feinstein could get there from here, but we'll keep trying.

  4. Joni Ernst:

    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP Meanwhile, both Sens. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa and Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, emphasized that the crisis has a knock-on effect in states across the country due to the impact of criminals and drugs as they travel throughout the country. Please wake up, you have to address this situation, Republicans have solutions we have outlined, it’s your time to act.

  5. Steven Thomas:

    This jury found that Ernst & Young's job was to try to find this fraud, they were the gatekeeper and didn't do their job.

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    standing above others in quality or position
    • A. soft-witted
    • B. eminent
    • C. contiguous
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