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Bernard Meaning


What does Bernard mean?

The name Bernard is of German origin.

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

Bernard is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 7 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced Ber-nard.

The Given Name Bernard

Bernard is good for parents who want a name that is refined and enchanting.

Want to make this name more unique? Try spell it backwards.

Bernard is also great as a middle name.

Bernard falls into the name categories animal, classic.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Bernard Arnault, and Bernard Calvo.

Bernard Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 1,151 in baby name popularity for boys with 165 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 1,167 in baby name popularity for boys with 160 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

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

Bernard Related Names

The names Bearnard, Benat, Bernadette, Bernadine, Bernarda, Bernardo, Berneen, Bernt are all forms of Bernard.

Bernard has the diminutives (nicknames) Barney, Bernie.

Famous Bernards

  • Bernard ~ Saint, Soccer Player
  • Bernard Arnault ~ Business Mogul
  • Bernard Calvo ~ Saint
  • Bernard de Alzira ~ Saint
  • Bernard degli Uberti ~ Saint
  • Bernard Due ~ Saint
  • Bernard Gallagher ~ Actor
  • Bernard Hill ~ Actor
  • Bernard Katz ~ Nobel Prize for Medicine 1970
  • Bernard Marx ~ Brave New World character
  • Bernard Mary of Jesus ~ Saint
  • Bernard Montgomery ~ Military Leader
  • Bernard of Baden ~ Saint
  • Bernard of Bagnorea ~ Saint
  • Bernard of Capua ~ Saint
  • Bernard of Clairvaux ~ Saint
  • Bernard of Menthon ~ Saint
  • Bernard of Toulouse ~ Saint
  • Bernard of Valdeiglesias ~ Saint
  • Bernard Pierce ~ Football Player
  • Bernard the Penitent ~ Saint
  • Bernard Valeara ~ Saint
  • Bernard Vukas ~ Soccer Player

Bernard Numerology

Destiny Number, Life Path Number, Soul Urge and Personality Number. These Numerological numbers may tell your child's story. Take a look at the Numerology Of Bernard.

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Bernard Name Fun

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

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Bernard.

Just for fun, see the name Bernard 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 Bernard in Nautical Flags page.