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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 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

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