Given Name BERTRAND

GENDER: Masculine
PRONOUNCED: BER-TRAHN (French), BUR-trənd (English)   [details]

Meaning & History

Derived from the Germanic elements beraht meaning "bright" and rand meaning "rim (of a shield)". From an early date it has been confused with BERTRAM and the two names have merged to some degree. A famous bearer was English philosopher Bertrand Russell (1872-1970).

Categories

A Series of Unfortunate Events characters, currently out of the US top 1000, light, philosophers
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Bertram (German), Bertrando (Italian)

Sources & References

  • Ernst Förstemann, Altdeutsches namenbuch (1900), page 294