Ernestine is a feminine given name. Notable people with the name include:
Ernestine Shepherd (born June 16, 1936) is an American bodybuilder who is best known for being, at one point, the oldest competitive female bodybuilder in the world, as declared by the Guinness Book of World Records in 2010; as of 2019 she is 83 years old and still an active, albeit no longer competitive, bodybuilder.
Ernestine Fu is an American venture capital investor and author. Fu is a venture partner at Alsop Louie Partners. She closed her first deal in her first two months at the firm, and then was featured on the cover of Forbes in August 2011. She sold her first startup for over $1 million in 2014 while still in college. She has been an advisor to DBS Bank on initiatives.
Ernestine Gwet Bell
Ernestine Gwet Bell (born 1953) is an internationally known Cameroonian gynecologist. Her mother was a Nurse Midwife. Ernestine went to medical school in France at Paris Descartes University. She worked at the Conseil des Églises Baptiste et Évangélique de Cameroun Hospital and the Laquintinie Hospital, and in 1987 she opened the Clinique Odyssée. The Clinique Odyssée became one of Cameroon's most respected gynecological medical facilities. She was also one of six doctors who founded Cameroon's first center for assisted fertility. In 1998 she supervised the first Cameroonian child born through in-vitro fertilization. One of her nephews was autistic, and in 2005 she founded the Orchidée Home, which focused on helping autistic children and their parents. She also organized the first congress on autism in Cameroon two years later. As of August 2007, she and her team were responsible for the birth of 500 babies through IVF. She is married and has two daughters and one son.
Ernestine Jean Russell (born June 10, 1938), later known by her married names Ernestine Carter and Ernestine Weaver, is a Canadian former gymnast and American former college gymnastics coach. She represented Canada in the 1956 and 1960 Summer Olympics. Although Russell won no medals in her two Olympic appearances, she is regarded as Canada's first notable female Olympic gymnast and contributed significantly to the growing popularity of women's gymnastics in Canada and the United States.
Ernestine Wade (August 7, 1906 – April 15, 1983) was an American actress who is best known for playing the role of Sapphire Stevens on both the radio and TV versions of The Amos 'n' Andy Show.
Princess Wilhelmine Ernestine of Denmark
Wilhelmine Ernestine of Denmark and Norway (Danish: Vilhelmine Ernestine; 20 or 21 June 1650 – 22 or 23 April 1706) was an Electress of the Palatinate. She was the third of five daughters of King Frederick III of Denmark and Sophie Amalie of Brunswick-Lüneburg.
Ernestine Friedl (August 13, 1920 – October 12, 2015) was an American anthropologist, author, and professor. She served as the president of both the American Ethnological Society (1967) and the American Anthropological Association (1974-1975). Friedl was also the first female Dean of Arts and Sciences and Trinity College at Duke University, and was a James B. Duke Professor Emerita. A building on Duke's campus, housing the departments of African and African American Studies, Cultural Anthropology, the Latino/Latina Studies program, and Literature was named in her honor in 2008. Her major interests included gender roles, rural life in modern Greece, and the St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin.
Countess Palatine Ernestine of Sulzbach
Countess Palatine Ernestine of Sulzbach (15 May 1697 – 14 April 1775) was the wife of Landgrave William "the Younger" of Hesse-Wanfried and after his death prioress of the Carmelite monastery in Neuburg an der Donau as Sister Augusta.
Ernestine Mills (née Bell; 1871–1959) was an English metalworker and enameller who became known as an artist, writer and suffragette. She was the author of The Domestic Problem, Past, Present, and Future (1925). Three pieces of jewellery that Mills created for the suffragettes are in the Museum of London.