Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. BEHR-TRAHN(French)

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).

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesBertram(German) Bertrando(Italian)
Surname DescendantBertrand(French)


People think this name is

classic   mature   formal   upper class   wholesome   strong   refined   strange   complex   serious   nerdy  

Name Days

France: September 6


Sources & References

  1. Förstemann, Ernst. Altdeutsches Namenbuch. Bonn, 1900, page 294.

Entry updated February 4, 2020