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Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. BEHR-TRAHN(French)
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Meaning & History

Derived from the Germanic elements beraht meaning "bright" and rand meaning "rim (of a shield)". From an early date it has been confused with BERTRAM and the two names have merged to some degree. A famous bearer was English philosopher Bertrand Russell (1872-1970).
Other Languages & CulturesBertram(German) Bertrando(Italian)

Sources & References

  • Ernst Förstemann, Altdeutsches namenbuch (1900), page 294


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