Given Name BERARD

GENDER: Masculine

Meaning & History

Variant of BERNARD using the related root bera "bear" as the first element. This was the name of a 13th-century saint who was martyred in Morocco.
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Beñat (Basque), Bernat (Catalan), Bernard (Croatian), Bernard (Czech), Bernhard, Bernt (Danish), Bernard, Bernhard, Barend, Ben (Dutch), Bernard, Barney, Bernie, Berny (English), Bernard (French), Bent (Frisian), Bernhard, Benno, Bernd (German), Bernát (Hungarian), Berardo, Bernardo, Bernardino, Dino (Italian), Bernhard, Bernt (Norwegian), Bernard (Polish), Bernardo, Bernardino (Portuguese), Bernard (Slovene), Bernardo, Bernardino (Spanish), Bernhard, Bernt (Swedish)

Sources & References

  • Ernst Förstemann, Altdeutsches namenbuch (1900), page 262
Entry added October 20, 2016