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What does Bernadine mean?

Bernadine Pronunciation of Bernadine as a girls' name is pronounced ber-na-DEEN, BER-na-deen. It is of Old French and Old German origin, and the meaning of Bernadine is "strong, brave bear". Feminine of Bernard. Also form of Bernadette.


ASSOCIATED WITH strong, brave


VARIANTS Bernie, Benni, Berdine, Bernardina, Berneen

SEE ALSO Birdena



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How popular is Bernadine?

Bernadine is a very prominent first name for women (#725 out of 4276, Top 17%) but an unusual last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Bernadine reached its peak position of #287 in the U.S. during the years 1920-1929, but is not listed at the moment. (2016 BIRTH STATISTICS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bernadine name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

Bernard and Bernie are the popular variation forms of Bernadine rated in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Bernadine was widespread during 1920-1929 (MEDIAN #1198), but now, the form Bernadine has fallen out of fashion.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bernadine, Bernard, Bernie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Bernadine is pronounced similarly to Bernadeena, Bernadene, Bernadin, Bernadina and Bernadyna. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Bendite, Beranice, Berdie, Berdine, Bernadea (see Bernadette), Bernadet (see Bernadette), Bernadett, Bernadetta, Bernadette, Bernadotte, Bernaetta (see Bernadette), Bernardina, Bernardine, Berneice, Bernette, Bernice, Bernie, Bernina, Bernise, Bernita, Bertine, Birdine, Blandine, Bradie, Brandice, Brandie, Brandin, Brandise, Branndie (see Brandy), Brendie, Ernaline, Fernandina, Fernandine (see Fernanda), Geradine, Geraldine, Gerardine, Gerdine, Germaine, Jeraine, Jeraldine, Leraine and Serafine. These names tend to be less commonly used than Bernadine.