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What does Berta mean?

Berta Pronunciation of Berta [berta] as a name for girls is of Old English and Old German origin, and the name Berta means "noble, bright; bright, famous; bright promise; bright fame". Berta is an alternate spelling of Alberta (Old English): feminine of Albert. Berta is also a Spanish form of Bertha (Old German). Berta is also used as a variation of Gilberte (Old German) and Roberta (Old English, Old German). See also Bertrona.

Associated with: old english, noble, bright (light), promise (oath).


Berta has 7 variants: Berrta, Berrti, Berrty, Berti, Bertie, Berty and Birta.

22 more related forms via Alberta, Bertha, Gilberte, Roberta: Alverta, Auberta, Berdie, Berrie, Berrte, Berrtina, Berry, Bert, Berte, Berthe, Bertina, Bertine, Bertita, Bertuska, Bird, Birdy, Birtha, Elberta, Laberta, Reberta, Ruberta and Ruperta.

Creative forms:
(female) Berda, Berja, ..

(male) Berde, Berdi, ..

Middle name pairings:
Berta Kiersten (B.K.), ..

How popular is Berta?

Berta is a very popular first name for women (#886 out of 4276, Top 21%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#16783 out of 150436, Top 11%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Berta was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its highest position of #383 in the U.S. then, but is not found in the list at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Berta name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Berta outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Bird, Bertina, Birtha, Elberta, Roberta, Bertie, Bertha, Alverta, Berdie, Bert and Alberta are the popular related forms of Berta. These relations of Berta reached the height of their popularity 135 years ago (median #782), but now, versions such as Berta have become somewhat dated.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Berta, Alberta, Alverta, Berdie, Bert in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bertha, Bertie, Bertina, Bird, Birtha in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elberta, Roberta in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Berta is pronounced similarly to Barta. Other suggested similar names are Bara, Barra, Bartha, Bea, Beata, Beate, Beba, Becca, Becka, Beda, Bekka, Belia, Belita, Bena, Benita, Bente, Bera, Berbya (see Barbara), Beret, Berett, Beril, Berit, Berna, Berneta, Bernita, Berny, Berri, Berura, Beryn, Bet, Beta, Beth, Betha, Betia, Bets, Betta, Betti, Betts, Betty, Beula, Birte, Bitta, Bora, Borka, Brea, Bretta, Brita, Cetta, Delta, Gerta, Herta, Hetta, Leeta, Leota, Leta, Letta, Marta, Meerta, Mirta, Myrta, Nesta, Neta, Perita, Peta, Reeta, Reita, Reta, Serita, Teeta, Uberta, Veeta, Vesta, Zeeta and Zeta. These names tend to be less commonly used than Berta.

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