Bernadine

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Bernadine
Pronunciation BUR-na-deen
Gender Female
Origin
Word/name German/French
Meaning "Strong" or "Brave" as a bear
Region of origin English
Other names
Related names Bernard, Bernardine, Bernie, bernardina

Bernadine is a latinate diminutive of the given name "Bernard". It can be applied to men, notably Saint Bernadine, but is now much more often a female name.

There are variants in other languages including the French Bernardine. The nickname Bernie is unisex but 'Bern' is more common for females than males as a shortened form. Bernadine is uncommon as a surname.[1] People with the name Bernadine include:

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  1. ^ "View Name: Bernadine". behindthename.com. Retrieved 2007-12-20.