What Does The Name Earnest Mean?


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Earnest is a name for boys. The name Earnest is believed to be a variant of the name Ernest. Thus for its meaning we will have to refer to the meaning of the name Ernest. The meaning of the name Ernest is believed to be "sincere, determined and serious". The name Earnest and its root Ernest is believed to be very similar to the English word "earnest". The word earnest in the English language is taken from the Middle English word "ernest" and is derived from the Old English word "eornoste". The word is very similar to the name in meaning. Earnest as a word refers to showing or being marked by seriousness or sincerity.

The name Ernest from which Earnest is derived was also the first name of Ernest Hemingway. He was a recognized short story writer, novelist and journalist from America.

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