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Bernadette meaning and name origin

Bernadette \b(e)-rna-dette, bernad(et)-te\ as a girl's name is pronounced ber-na-DET. It is of French and Old German origin, and the meaning of Bernadette is "strong, brave bear". Feminine of Bernard. Saint Bernadette Soubirous (19th century) was a French peasant girl who had visions of the Virgin Mary and uncovered a spring near Lourdes where miraculous cures are sought. The 1943 movie "Song of Bernadette" made it popular among Catholic families. Actress Bernadette Peters.

Bernadette has 32 variant forms: Benadette, Bennie, Benny, Bera, Beradette, Berna, Bernadea, Bernadeena, Bernadene, Bernadet, Bernadett, Bernadetta, Bernadette, Bernadin, Bernadina, Bernadine, Bernadotte, Bernadyna, Bernaetta, Bernarda, Bernardette, Bernardina, Bernardine, Bernee, Bernessa, Berneta, Bernetta, Bernette, Bernie, Bernina, Bernita and Berny.

For more information, see also related names Beracha, Berry, Birdena, Lourdes and Nadette.

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Popularity of Bernadette

Bernadette is a very popular first name for females (#400 out of 4276) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#65661 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

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