Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. BEHR-TRAHN(French) BUR-trənd(English)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Derived from the Old German elements beraht meaning "bright" and rant meaning "rim (of a shield)". From an early date it has been confused with Bertram and the two names have merged to some degree. Saint Bertrand was an 11th-century bishop of Comminges in France. Another famous bearer was the 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  

Name Days

Austria: June 6
France: September 6


Sources & References

  1. Förstemann, Ernst. Altdeutsches Namenbuch. Bonn, 1900, page 294.
Entry updated December 7, 2022