Meaning and name origin
Bernita \b(e)-rni-ta, ber-nita\ as a girl's name is of French, Old German and Greek origin, and the meaning of Bernita is "strong, brave bear; victory bringer". Bernita is a variant of Bernadette (French, Old German): feminine of Bernard. Also a variant of Bernice (Greek): short form of Berenice and from the same root as Veronica.
Bernita is a very popular first name for females (#1506 out of 4276, Top 35%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Bernita for girls. Bernita reached its highest rank of #887 in the U.S. in 1910-1919 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Bernita and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Bernita, Bernice and Bernadette. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).