Gender Masculine

Meaning & History

Variant of Bernard using the related root bero "bear" as the first element. This was the name of a 13th-century saint from Carbio, Italy who was martyred in Morocco.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesBeñat(Basque) Bernat(Catalan) Bernard(Croatian) Bernard(Czech) Bernhard, Bernt(Danish) Bernard, Bernhard, Barend, Ben, Berend(Dutch) Bernard, Barney, Bernie, Berny(English) Bernard(French) Bernhard, Benno, Bernd(German) Bernát(Hungarian) Berardo, Bernardo, Bernardino(Italian) Bernhard, Bernt(Norwegian) Bernuharduz(Old Germanic) Bernard(Polish) Bernardo, Bernardino(Portuguese) Bernard(Slovene) Bernardo, Bernardino(Spanish) Bernhard, Bernt(Swedish)
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Sources & References

  1. Förstemann, Ernst. Altdeutsches Namenbuch. Bonn, 1900, page 262.
Entry updated December 7, 2022