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What does Bernessa mean?

Bernessa Pronunciation of Bernessa [bernes-sa] as a name for girls is of Greek origin, and Bernessa means "victory bringer; strong, brave bear". Bernessa is an alternate form of Berenice (Greek): from the male personal name Berenike. Bernessa is also a variation of Bernadette (French, Old German): feminine of Bernard.

Associated with: greek, victory, strong, brave.


12 relations via Berenice, Bernadette: Berenisa, Berna, Bernadea, Bernaetta, Bernarda, Bernee, Berneta, Bernetta, Bernette, Bernina, Bernise and Bernita.

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Middle name pairings:
Bernessa Constance (B.C.), ..

How popular is Bernessa?

Bernessa is a rare given name for women. Bernessa is an equivalently rare last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Popular varying forms of Bernessa (outside Top 2000) appearing in the Top 2000 are Bernadette (#1492 in recent rankings), Bernita, Bernetta, Berenice and Berna. These forms of Bernessa were popular as birth names during the years 1940-1949 (median #1291) and are now much less conventional, with forms like Berenice becoming somewhat outmoded. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Berenice, Berna, Bernadette, Bernetta, Bernita in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Aeress, Agnessa, Anessa, Arnessa, Bellissa, Benecia, Benetta, Berbera, Berberya (see Barbara), Berenise, Berneece (see Bernice), Berneen (see Bernadine), Bernelle, Bernice, Bernicia, Bernisha, Berniss, Bernyce, Bertuska (see Bertha), Bethesda, Brissa, Bryssa, Caressa, Carressa (see Caresse), Cerissa, Cressa, Danessa, Denesha, Denissa, Ernesta, Genesia, Genessa, Gianessa, Janessa, Jannessa, Jenessa, Jeressa, Jinessa, Jonessa, Karessa, Kerensa, Koressa, Lanessa, Lerissa, Lynessa, Maressa, Markessa, Melessa, Merissa, Meryssa, Nerissa, Neryssa, Pernella, Ranessa, Shanessa, Teresa, Teresia, Tereska, Teressa, Teresse, Terezsa, Theressa, Tressa, Vanessa, Vannessa, Venesa, Venesse, Venessea (see Vanessa), Vennesa, Vennessa, Verneta (see Verna), Vernetta, Vinessa, Vonessa (see Vanessa) and Vonnessa (see Vanessa). These names tend to be more frequently used than Bernessa.

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