Bernard
Origin/Usage
Germanic
Pronunciation
bər-NAHRD/BUR-nərd
Meaning
As strong as a bear
More info about the name "Bernard"

Bernard is of Germanic origins and is a variant of the Old Germanic name Bernhard or Beornheard, a compound of two words, “bern” which means 'bear' and “hard” which means 'hardy, brave or strong'.

Popularity of the Name Bernard
Also Spelled Like...

Bernie, Bernhard, Bearnard, Bernardin

Famous Bernards

Bernard Federko - hockey player
Bernard Buffet - artist
Bernard Ford - football player
Bernard Henry - football player
Bernard Hill - actor
Bernard King - baseball player
Bernard Malamud - writer
Bernard Pollard - football player

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