Bertram - boys name

Bertram name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 70%

Bertram name meaning:

The name Bertram is of German origin and has a rich history. It is derived from the elements "berht," which means "bright" or "famous," and "hraban," which means "raven." Therefore, the name Bertram can be interpreted as "bright raven" or "famous raven."

The raven is often associated with intelligence, wisdom, and mystery in various cultures, making Bertram a name that carries a certain allure. It also signifies strength and adaptability, as ravens are known for their resilience and ability to thrive in different environments.

Bertram is a name that exudes a sense of nobility, sophistication, and individuality. It has been borne by several notable individuals throughout history, including literary characters like Bertram Wilberforce Wooster in P.G. Wodehouse's novels. The name Bertram often appeals to parents looking for a unique and distinguished name for their son, as it is not as common as some other traditional names.

A knight.


Victorian names

Related names

Bertram , Bertie , Bertrand

Other boys names beginning with B


Overall UK ranking: 1448 out of 4789

17 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (1265)

Historical popularity of Bertram

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