Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. BUR-trəm(English) BEHR-tram(German)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Means "bright raven", derived from the Old German element beraht "bright" combined with hram "raven". This name has long been conflated with Bertrand. The Normans introduced it to England, and Shakespeare used it in his play All's Well That Ends Well (1603).

Related Names

VariantsBertrand(English) Berahthraban, Berahthram(Germanic)
Other Languages & CulturesBertrand(French) Bertrando(Italian)
Surname DescendantBartram(English)
User SubmissionBèrtram


People think this name is

classic   mature   formal   upper class   wholesome   strong   refined   strange   serious  

Name Days

Austria: June 30
Austria: September 6
Poland: August 17


Sources & References

  1. Förstemann, Ernst. Altdeutsches Namenbuch. Bonn, 1900, page 291.
Entry updated December 7, 2022