Think Baby Names - logo
A to Z  |  Popular  |  Random  |  Origins

Bernadette meaning, girlBernadette

Rate Bernadette: Do you like this name?

Get creative with Bernadette | Add to list (0)

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 girl names Beracha, Berry, Birdena, Lourdes and Nadette.


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).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Bernadette for girls (2015 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. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Bennie, Bernadette, Bernadine, Bernardine, Bernita and Lourdes. (2015 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.


© 2015 Think Baby Names
Home - About - Terms - Privacy - Contact