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What does Bernardette mean?

Bernardette Pronunciation of Bernardette [bernardette] as a girls' name means "strong, brave bear". Bernardette is a variant form of Bernadette (French, Old German): feminine of Bernard.

Associated with: strong, brave.


Bernardette has 3 variants: Bernarda, Bernardina and Bernardine.

9 more different relations via Bernadette: Benadette, Beradette, Bernadene, Bernadet, Bernadett, Bernadetta, Bernadotte, Bernaetta and Bernette.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Bernardette Navy (B.N.), ..

How popular is Bernardette?

Bernardette is an unusual given name for females. Bernardette is also an uncommon last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Popular varying forms of Bernardette (not in Top 2000) appearing in the Top 2000 are Bernadette (#1492 last year) and Bernardine. Other forms, like Benadette, are uncommon. These relations of Bernardette were favored in the 1940s (usage of 0.04%) and have become significantly less popular since (usage 0.01%, 87%), with the version Bernadette becoming less in vogue. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Babbette, Babette, Barbette, Bellette, Bendite, Benedetta, Benedicte, Benetta, Beraniece, Bergette, Bernadea (see Bernadette), Bernadeena, Bernadin, Bernadina, Bernadine, Bernadyna (see Bernadette), Bernee, Berneice, Bernelle, Berneta, Bernetta, Berree (see Berry), Berrte (see Bertha), Bradee, Brandee, Brandelle, Brendette (see Brenda), Brette, Bridgette, Briette, Brigette, Briggette, Brunette, Brydjette, Brygette, Cadette, Charlette, Clarette, Claudette, Donaldette, Earlette, Earvette (see Irvette), Francette, Genette, Georgette, Georjette, Gerrardene, Hariette, Harriette, Henriette, Jeanette, Jeannette, Jenette, Jennette, Kennette, Lenette, Lorrette, Lourdette, Margarette, Margette, Mariette, Marlette, Ornette, Pearlette, Perlette, Reinette, Richardette (see Ricarda), Sarette, Sharlette, Starlette, Trinadette, Vedette, Venusette, Vernette and Waldette. These names tend to be more commonly used than Bernardette.

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