Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. BEHRN-hart(German)
BA-nad(Swedish)
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Meaning & History

German, Dutch and Scandinavian form of Bernard.

Related Names

VariantsBarend, Berend(Dutch) Berard, Berinhard, Bernard(Ancient Germanic)
DiminutivesBenno, Bernd(German) Ben(Dutch) Bernt(Swedish) Bernt(Norwegian) Bernt(Danish)
Feminine FormsBerendina, Dina(Dutch)
Other Languages & CulturesBeñat(Basque) Bernat(Catalan) Bernard, Dino(Croatian) Bernard(Czech) Bernard, Barney, Bernie, Berny(English) Bernard(French) Bent(Frisian) Bernát(Hungarian) Berardo, Bernardo, Bernardino, Dino(Italian) Bernard(Polish) Bernardo, Bernardino(Portuguese) Bernard(Slovene) Bernardo, Bernardino(Spanish)
Surname DescendantsBarends(Dutch) Bernard, Bernhard(German) Bernhardsson(Swedish)

Popularity

People think this name is

classic   mature   formal   upper class   wholesome   strong   strange   serious   nerdy  

Name Days

Estonia: August 20
Sweden: August 20

Categories

Sources & References

  1. Förstemann, Ernst. Altdeutsches Namenbuch. Bonn, 1900, page 269.

Entry updated February 4, 2020