Gender: Feminine
Origin: German/Old Norse

The name could either be a feminine form of the Germanic male name, Ernest, meaning, “serious,” or it could be a feminine form of the Old Norse, Árni, meaning, “eagle.”

In Norse Mythology, this was the name of the mother of the warrior race, fathered by Jarl.

As of 2010, this was the 37th most popular female name in Bosnia & Herzegovina.