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Given Name BERTRAND
GENDER: Masculine
PRONOUNCED: ber-TRAWN (French), BUR-trənd (English)   [key]
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).
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OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Bertram (German), Bertrando (Italian)
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Sources and References
  • Ernst Förstemann, Altdeutsches namenbuch (1900), page 294