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What does Bernadina mean?

Bernadina Pronunciation of Bernadina [bernad-i-na] as a girls' name has the meaning "strong, brave bear". Bernadina is an alternate form of Bernadette (French, Old German): feminine of Bernard.

Associated with: strong, brave.


Bernadina has 5 variants: Bernadeena, Bernadene, Bernadin, Bernadine and Bernadyna.

10 more different relations via Bernadette: Bernadea, Bernadet, Bernadett, Bernadetta, Bernaetta, Bernarda, Bernardina, Bernardine, Bernina and Bernita.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Bernadina Haddie (B.H.), ..

How popular is Bernadina?

Bernadina is an uncommonly occurring first name for females. Bernadina is an uncommon surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Bernadette (#1492 in recent rankings), Bernadine, Bernardine and Bernita are the prominent alternative forms of Bernadina (outside Top 2000). These forms of Bernadina were favored by parents during the years 1920-1929 (average #593) and are now significantly less popular (#1873, down 92%), with forms such as Bernadette becoming less in vogue. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bernadette, Bernadine, Bernardine, Bernita in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Bernadina and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Agrafina, Benedicta, Benedyta, Benicia, Benigna, Benjamina, Benyamina, Beracha, Berdine, Berengaria, Berenisa (see Berenice), Berna, Bernadotte, Berneen (see Bernadine), Berneice, Berneta, Bernetta, Berni, Bernice, Bernicia, Bernie, Bernise, Bernisha, Berniss, Berrtina, Bertina, Bertine, Bertita (see Bertha), Bertrona, Beruria, Betina, Birdena, Birdine, Blandina, Brana, Brandin, Breina, Brianna, Briauna, Bryanna, Delaina, Donaldina, Doralina, Fernandina, Fernandine (see Fernanda), Garldina (see Garland), Geradine, Geraldina, Gerardina, Gererdina, Germana, Gracina, Grazina, Haroldina, Jeanina, Jenina, Jensina, Kerridana, Loraina, Lorraina, Marlaina, Marnina, Penina, Sarafina, Sefarina, Serafina, Terasina, Terosina, Undina, Venusina (see Venus), Verbeina (see Verbena), Verbina, Zelaina, Zenina and Zepharina (see Sefarina). These names tend to be more frequently used than Bernadina.

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