Given Name BERTRAM

GENDER: Masculine
PRONOUNCED: BUR-trəm (English), BER-tram (German)   [details]

Meaning & History

Means "bright raven", derived from the Germanic element beraht "bright" combined with hramn "raven". The Normans introduced this name to England. Shakespeare used it in his play 'All's Well That Ends Well' (1603).

Categories

actors, animals, birds, black, light, Mad Men characters, nature, saints, scientists, Shakespearian characters, singers
VARIANTS: Bertrand (English), Berahthraban, Berahthram (Ancient Germanic)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Bertrand (French), Bertrando (Italian)
  United States
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  Canada (BC)
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2015
  Denmark
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Sources & References

  • Ernst Förstemann, Altdeutsches namenbuch (1900), page 291