July 30, 2014 § Leave a comment
Feminine variant of “Ernest”, from the Germanic, meaning “serious”, “vigor”, or “intent”.
VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES:
Earnestine, Erna, Ernesta, Ernestina, Tina, etc.
REFERENCES IN LITERATURE:
– Ernestine (b. 1908), the third of the dozen Gilbreth children whose upbringing is related in Cheaper By the Dozen (1948) and Belles on Their Toes (1950), written by Frank Gilbreth, Jr. and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey.
– Ernestine Gilbreth Carey (1908-2006), American author and memoirist.