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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.


Variations

Bernadette has 31 variant forms: Benadette, Bennie, Benny, Bera, Beradette, Berna, Bernadea, Bernadeena, Bernadene, Bernadet, Bernadett, Bernadetta, 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 girl names Beracha, Berry, Birdena, Lourdes and Nadette.


Popularity

Bernadette is a very popular first name for females (#400 out of 4276, Top 9%) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#65661 out of 88799, Top 74%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Bernadette for girls. Bernadette reached its highest rank of #240 in the U.S. in 1940-1949 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Bernadette name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Bernadette outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Bernadette and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Bernita, Lourdes, Bernardine, Bernadine, Bernadette and Bennie. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Bennie, Bernadette, Bernadine, Bernardine, Bernita, Lourdes in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Bernadette outside U.S.

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