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Bernie Meaning


What does Bernie mean?

The name Bernie is of American and English origin.

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

Bernie is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 6 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced Ber-nie.

The Given Name Bernie

Bernie is a diminutive of Bernard. See Bernard for further details.

Bernie appeals to parents who seek a name with genuine depth.

This 2 syllable name has distinction and charm.

Bernie has no variant spellings.

Bernie falls into the animal name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Bernie 'Boom Boom' Geoffrion, Bernie Ecclestone, and Bernie Federko.

Bernie Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 8,187 in baby name popularity for boys with 9 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 8,203 in baby name popularity for boys with 9 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

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

Bernie Related Names

Bernie is a diminutive of Bernard.

Famous Bernies

  • Bernie 'Boom Boom' Geoffrion ~ Ice Hockey Player
  • Bernie Ecclestone ~ Business Mogul
  • Bernie Federko ~ Ice Hockey Player
  • Bernie Mac ~ Actor
  • Bernie Parent ~ Ice Hockey Player

Bernie Numerology

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Then take a look at the Numerological Report For Bernie.

It may give you some insight about your new baby.

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Bernie Name Fun

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

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Bernie.

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