Meaning and name origin
Bernardina \b(e)-rnardi-na, ber-nar-dina\ as a girl's name is of French and Old German origin, and the meaning of Bernardina is "strong, brave bear". Bernardina is a variant of Bernadette (French, Old German): feminine of Bernard. Also a variant of Bernadine (Old German).
Bernardina is a somewhat popular first name for females (#3992 out of 4276, Top 93%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Bernardina and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Bernardine, Bernadine and Bernadette. (2014 statistics).
A suggested similar baby name is Bernadina. This name tends to be less commonly used than Bernardina.