Name Bernard Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Bernard


Bernard is a ♂ boy’s name.

What is the origin of the name Bernard?

Bernard is an English, French and Dutch name and is of Old High German origin. The name Bernard was brought to England by
the Normans, where it replaced the Old English cognate Beornheard.

What does the name Bernard mean?

Bernard means “brave like a bear” or “strong bear” (from ancient Germanic “bero” = bear + “harti” = hardy/brave).

Pronunciation of Bernard

Popularity of the name Bernard

The name Bernard is ranked #10596 overall.

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