Bernard: baby boy name meaning and popularity

Bernard

Derived from Germanic elements meaning "brave" and "bear." Which is great for when he grows up big and strong and all, but is OMG SO ADORABLE for when he's a baby.

Nicknames:

Bern, Bernie.

Famous people named Bernard:

Playwright George Bernard Shaw; politician Bernard "Bernie" Sanders; football players Bernard Pierce, Bernard Pollard, and Bernard Scott; novelist Bernard Cornwell; rapper Bernard Freeman (aka Bun B).

Fun fact:

Though Americans pronounce this name ber-NARD, the British pronounce it BER-nerd.

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