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GenderMasculine

Meaning & History

Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element beraht meaning "bright, famous".
Feminine FormsBerhta, Bertha
Other Languages & CulturesBertil Danish Bertil Norwegian Bertil Swedish

Sources & References

  • Ernst Förstemann, Altdeutsches namenbuch (1900), page 283
Entry added October 20, 2016   Contribute