What does Bernardina mean?
Bernardina /bern-ar-di-na/ as a girls' name. The meaning of Bernardina is "strong, brave bear". Bernardina is a variant form, with the suffix -ina, of Bernadette (French, Old German): feminine of Bernard. Bernardina is also a form of Bernadine (Old French, Old German).
(female) Bernardyn, ..
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How popular is Bernardina?
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. Demographics)
Bernadette (#1645 from current records), Bernardine and Bernadine are the popular related forms of Bernardina (not in Top 2000). Adoption of these relations of Bernardina was widespread 94 years ago (adoption of 0.07%) and has become much diminished since, with versions such as Bernadine going out of style. Below is a graphed comparison of the history of Bernardina and associated names. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)
Recommended names are Armandina, Barbarita, Benjamina, Benyamina, Berberia (see Barbara), Berdine, Berengaria, Bernadet (see Bernadette), Bernadett, Bernadetta, Bernaetta (see Bernadette), Bernicia, Bernita, Berrtina, Bertina, Bertrona, Beruria, Blandina, Brandin, Cerrina, Cesarina, Donaldina, Edwardina, Emeraldina, Fernanda, Fernandina, Fernandine (see Fernanda), Geradine, Geraldina, Geraldine▼, Gerarda, Gerardina, Gerardine, Gerardyne, Gererdina, Gerrardene, Giardina, Jardina, Jeraldine, Lenarda (see Leonarda), Lennarda (see Leonarda), Leonarda, Richardina, Sefarina, Sepharina, Serafina, Seraphina, Terasina, Terrina, Vardina, Verperina, Zefarina and Zepharina (see Sefarina). These names tend to be less commonly used than Bernardina.