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What does Bernette mean?

Bernette Pronunciation of Bernette [ber-nette] as a girls' name is of Greek derivation, and Bernette means "strong, brave bear; victory bringer". Bernette is an alternate form of Bernadette (French, Old German): feminine of Bernard. Bernette is also a variant of Bernice (Greek).

Associated with: greek, strong, brave, victory.


18 alternative forms via Bernadette, Bernice: Benadette, Beradette, Bernadett, Bernadetta, Bernadotte, Bernaetta, Bernardette, Bernee, Berneece, Berneice, Bernelle, Bernessa, Berneta, Bernetta, Bernie, Berniece, Bernita and Bernyce.

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Middle name pairings:
Bernette Harlie (B.H.), ..

How popular is Bernette?

Bernette is a rare first name for women but a somewhat popular surname for all people (#147095 out of 150436, Top 98%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Prominent alternative forms of Bernette (outside Top 2000) are Bernadette (#1492 last year), Bernita, Bernyce, Berniece, Bernice, Berneice, Bernetta and Bernie. Adoption of these forms of Bernette was widespread among parents 105 years ago (usage of 0.6%) and has become much diminished since, with versions such as Bernadette becoming somewhat outmoded. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bernadette, Berneice, Bernetta, Bernice, Bernie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Berniece, Bernita, Bernyce in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Bernette is pronounced similarly to Burnet and Burnett. Other suggested similar names are Ariette, Arlette, Arnetta, Beckett, Bellette, Benetta, Benoite, Bente, Berett, Berget, Bergett (see Bridget), Bergette, Bernadea (see Bernadette), Bernadin, Bernadine, Berneen (see Bernadine), Berte, Berthe, Bertie, Bette, Birgett, Birkitte (see Bridget), Bobbette, Bobette, Brett, Bretta, Briette, Brigette, Britte, Brunetta, Brunette, Brygette, Cecette, Coronette, Dannette, Dawnette, Erlette, Finette, Genette, Georgette, Ginette, Grette, Gwenette, Henriette, Irvette, Jaenette, Janette, Jenette, Jennetta, Johnette, Lanette, Leretta (see Loretta), Linette, Linnette, Lynnette, Manette, Mariette, Marlette, Nannette, Nellette, Ninnette, Nynette, Ornetta (see Arnette), Ornette, Pearlette, Pierrette, Reinette, Renette, Ronnette, Trinette, Twanette, Vedette and Veretie. These names tend to be more commonly used than Bernette.

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