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).
VARIANTS: Bertrand (English), Berahthraban, Berahthram (Ancient Germanic)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Bertrand (French), Bertrando (Italian)

Sources & References

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


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Entry updated July 2, 2017