What does Bernita mean?
Bernita \b(e)-rni-ta, ber-nita\ as a girls' name. Bernita's name origins are French, Old German and Greek, and the meaning of Bernita is "strong, brave bear; victory bringer". Bernita is a variation of Bernadette (French, Old German): feminine of Bernard. Bernita is also a derivative of Bernice (Greek).
Bernita has 48 more related variations via Bernadette, Bernice: Barri, Barrie, Benni, Bennie▼, Benny, Bera, Beranice, Beraniece, Beranyce, Berenice▼, Bereniece, Berenyce, Berna, Bernadea, Bernadet, Bernadett, Bernadetta, Bernadin, Bernadina, Bernadine▼, Bernadyna, Bernarda, Bernardina, Bernee, Berneece, Berneice▼, Bernelle, Bernessa, Bernette, Berni, Bernicia, Bernie, Berniece▼, Bernina, Bernisha, Berniss, Berny, Bernyce, Berri, Berrie, Berry, Binnie, Bunni, Bunnie, Vernice▼, Veronica▼, Veronika and Veronike.
Bernita is a very popular first name for females (#1506 out of 4276, Top 35%) but a unique last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Bernita for girls. Bernita entered the list in 1910-1919 and reached its highest rank of #887 in the U.S. then, but is not found in the list at the moment. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of Bernita and affiliated names. Bennie, Berenice, Bernadette, Bernadine, Berneice, Bernice, Berniece, Vernice and Veronica (#375 a year ago) are the popular variation forms of Bernita. These girl names reached the peak of their popularity during 1910-1919 (usage of 0.5369%) and have become much less widespread since (usage 0.0625%, down 88.4%), with versions such as Berneice, Bernice, Berniece, Vernice and Veronica becoming somewhat outmoded. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)