What does Bernardina mean?
Bernardina \b(e)-rnardi-na, ber-nar-dina\ as a girls' name is of French, Old German and Old French origin, and the meaning of Bernardina is "strong, brave bear". Bernardina is a variant of Bernadette (French, Old German): feminine of Bernard. Bernardina is also a form of Bernadine (Old French, Old German).
Bernardina has 29 more different forms via Bernadette, Bernadine: Benadette, Benni, Bennie▼, Benny, Bera, Beradette, Berdine, Berna, Bernadea, Bernadeena, Bernadene, Bernadet, Bernadett, Bernadetta, Bernadin, Bernadina, Bernadotte, Bernadyna, Bernaetta, Bernee, Berneen, Bernessa, Berneta, Bernetta, Bernette, Bernie, Bernina, Bernita and Berny.
Bernardina is a somewhat popular first name for women (#3992 out of 4276, Top 93%) but a rare last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Bernita, Bernardine, Bernadine, Bernadette and Bennie are the popular related forms of Bernardina (#unlisted). Usage of these girl names was at its apex during the years 1920-1929 (usage of 0.3934%) and has become much less since, with the versions Bennie, Bernadette and Bernadine becoming less in vogue. Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of Bernardina and associated names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)