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Meaning & History

Variant of BERNARD using the related root bera "bear" as the first element. This was the name of a 13th-century saint who was martyred in Morocco.
Other Languages & CulturesBeñat Basque Bernat Catalan Bernard Croatian Bernard Czech Bernhard, Bernt Danish Bernard, Bernhard, Barend, Ben Dutch Bernard, Barney, Bernie, Berny English Bernard French Bent Frisian Bernhard, Benno, Bernd German Bernát Hungarian Berardo, Bernardo, Bernardino, Dino Italian Bernhard, Bernt Norwegian Bernard Polish Bernardo, Bernardino Portuguese Bernard Slovene Bernardo, Bernardino Spanish Bernhard, Bernt Swedish

Sources & References

  • Ernst Förstemann, Altdeutsches namenbuch (1900), page 262
Entry added October 20, 2016   Contribute