Bernie - boys name

Bernie name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 79%

Bernie name meaning:

The name Bernie is a diminutive form of the name Bernard, which has Germanic origins. It is a masculine name that gained popularity primarily in English-speaking countries. The name Bernard is derived from the Germanic words "bern" meaning "bear" and "hard" meaning "brave" or "strong." Therefore, the name Bernie can be interpreted as "brave bear" or "strong bear."

The symbolism associated with the bear is often linked to strength, power, and protection. Bears are known to be resilient and courageous creatures, representing qualities like leadership and confidence. Hence, the name Bernie could be seen as indicating a person with these attributes. It is a unique and charming name that evokes a sense of strength and resilience, making it suitable for parents seeking a name that conveys these qualities to their son.

Origin: German

Form of Bernard. Grim bear.


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Related names

Bernard , Barnard, Barnardel, Barnardo, Barnet, Barney , Barnhard, Barnhardo, Barnie , Barny, Bearnard, Bemelle, Berdine, Bern, Bernadea, Bernadette , Bernadina, Bernadine, Bernarda, Bernardas, Bernardin, Bernardina, Bernardine, Bernardino, Berne, Berneen, Bernelle, Bernetta, Bernette, Bernhard, Bernhardo, Bernie , Bernita, Berny, Burnard, Burnell, Nardo

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Overall UK ranking: 985 out of 4789

30 recorded births last year

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Historical popularity of Bernie

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