Bernard

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Bernard
Pronunciation bur-NAHRD (US), BER-nəd (UK)
Gender Male
Origin
Word/Name Germanic
Meaning "Strong" or "Brave" as a bear
Region of origin Europe
Other names
Related names Bernie, Barnard, Bearnárd, Bernardo, Beñat, Bernhard, Bernhardt, Bernadette, Berend

The masculine given name Bernard is of Germanic origin.[1]

The meaning of the name is from a Germanic compound Bern-hard meaning "bear-hardy", or "brave as a bear".[2] Bern- is the old form of bear, from West Germanic *beran-.[3]

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  1. ^ Albert Dauzat, Noms et prénoms de France, Librairie Larousse 1980. p. 38, New completed edition by Marie-Thérèse Morlet.
  2. ^ "Name Meaning and Origin". Ancestry.com. Retrieved 2013-06-16. 
  3. ^ T. F. Hoad, English Etymology, Oxford University Press 1993. p. 36.