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PronouncedPron.BUR-trəm English
BER-tram German

Meaning & History

Means "bright raven", derived from the Germanic element beraht "bright" combined with hramn "raven". The Normans introduced this name to England. Shakespeare used it in his play 'All's Well That Ends Well' (1603).
VariantsBertrand English Berahthraban, Berahthram Ancient Germanic
Other Languages & CulturesBertrand French Bertrando Italian

Sources & References

  • Ernst Förstemann, Altdeutsches namenbuch (1900), page 291


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