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Bernadette Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Bernadette is of French and English origin.

The meaning of Bernadette is "bold as a bear".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 1645  in baby name popularity for girls with 129 occurrences.    Less than 5 boys were given the name. 

View the Bernadette Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Bernadette has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Bernadette to other names.


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Related Names

Bernadette is a form of the name Bernard.

Variants of the name Bernadette include Bernardette.

The names Bernadett, Bernardete are all forms of Bernadette.

Other Tidbits

Bernadette falls into the animal name category.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Bernadette in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Bernadette.

Just for fun, see the name Bernadette in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Bernadette in Nautical Flags page.

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French names have similar origins to those of other old-world European nations. They are often derivations of place names or trade names, or have their basis in history, mythology, religion or nature. They may also be created names.

The popularity of hyphenated names is a unique feature of French given names. For example Paul-Henri or Anne-Marie. A hyphenated name is considered a single unit first name, not separate first and middle names. Hyphenated names may be of the same or different genders. The first part of the name will always indicate the holder's gender.

Masculine names may be made feminine with the addition of -e, -ette, or -ine as suffixes.