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Origin of the name ERNESTINE.
Etymology of the name ERNESTINE.
Meaning of the baby name ERNESTINE.


ERNESTINE.  Feminine form of Ernst and Ernest (q.v.), meaning "eagle stone."  Also see Earnestine.  Usage: America, Australia, Austria, England, France.
    Ernestine Louise Rose (d. 1892), was an American atheist feminist.  Ernestine Schumann-Heink (d. 1936), was an Austrian operatic contralto.  Ernestine Hill (d. 1972), was an Australian journalist, novelist, and travel writer.  Alice Ernestine Prin (d. 1953), was a French actress, model and painter. (Wiki)

    ERNESTINE is the natural feminine of the name Ernst or (English) Ernest.  The name is a Teutonic one, and is probably in the majority of cases given under the impression that it means earnest or serious; but Mr. H. A. Long, among others, does not hesitate to derive it from Arn = eagle.
    Arnust was the old German name, which seems in its journey to Italy to have got changed into Ernesto, of which name there are examples as early as the eighth century in that country.
    In Germany the name soon began to appear in its altered form, in the persons of sundry dukes and Margraves, and, thus introduced, steadily gained ground, until now, when it is one of the most popular of all German names and is becoming almost as common in England, though here we have not taken kindly to the feminine—Ernestine—which may, however, occasionally be recognised under its diminutive Tine.
    In the twelfth century the Minnesinger Heinrich von Veldig sang of the adventures of Duke Ernst, the son-in-law of the Emperor Konrad II., who went on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land to expiate the crime of murdering his feudal lord. (Girls' Christian Names, Swan, 1905).


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