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Name Bernard

Origin:From Old High German words for bear and brave, hardyTools:

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About the name Bernard in particular

Gender:male
Languages of use:French, English
Saints:Bernard of Clairvaux
US 2015 rank:not in the Top 1000; other popularity lists see below
Similarly written:Bernarda, Bernarde, Bernardo, Bernhard, Bernward, Berardo, Bernd, Berngar, Bernharda, Bernharde     Details
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About Bernard/Bernharde, the group of names with the same origin as Bernard

Language of origin:Old High German
Info about origin, male:old Germanic two-element name
 known from Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, Doctor of the Church (11th/12th century AD)
Words:bero = the bear  Old High German
 harti = brave, hardy  Old High German
 bernu = the bear  Germanic
Topics:Two-element name
Variants' top ranks:5:Bernardo Brazil 2015,  8:Bernard France 2011,  20:Bernd Germany 2005,  39:Bernadett Hungary 2002,  40:Bernhard Austria 1999,  67:Bernadette Belgium 2013,  95:Bernt Sweden 2014,  671:Benno Switzerland 1997
Name variants:Bernadett, Bernadette, Bernarda, Bernarde, Bernharda, Bernharde, Bernhardina, Bernhardine, Barney, Barny, Benno, Berardo, Bernard, Bernardino, Bernardo, Bernd, Berndt, Bernhard, Bernhardin, Bernie, Bernt   Sortable list   Details
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SeriesGraphRankings
Belgium prevalence 2013 47
England+Wales decadesGraph1954 63,  1944 371934 38,  1924 42,  1914 40,  1904 45
France prevalence 2011 8
USA decadesGraph1990-1999 480,  1980-1989 324,  1960-1969 168
USA yearlyGraph2008 943,  2007 930,  2006 957,  2005 831,  2004 765,  2003 790,  2002 759,  2001 689,  2000 655,  1999 649,  1998 616,  1997 579,  1996 565,  1995 496,  1994 495,  1993 434
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