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Gender Masculine
Usage Dutch
Pronounced Pron. BEHN
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Meaning & History

Short form of BERNHARD and other Germanic names beginning with the element bern meaning "bear".

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Feminine FormBerendina
Other Languages & CulturesBerard, Berinhard, Bernard, Bernhard(Ancient Germanic) Beñat(Basque) Bernat(Catalan) Bernard(Croatian) Bernard(Czech) Bernhard, Bernt(Danish) Bernard, Barney, Bernie, Berny(English) Bernard(French) Bent(Frisian) Bernhard, Benno, Bernd(German) Bernát(Hungarian) Berardo, Bernardo, Bernardino(Italian) Bernhard, Bernt(Norwegian) Bernard(Polish) Bernardo, Bernardino(Portuguese) Bernard(Slovene) Bernardo, Bernardino(Spanish) Bernhard, Bernt(Swedish)
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