What does Bertha mean?
Bertha [bertha] as a girls' name is pronounced BER-thah. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Bertha is "bright, famous". Latin version of a Continental German name. The name of two French saints (eighth and ninth century). Also related to the name of a Teutonic goddess. The name probably existed in England before the Conquest, and was reinforced by Norman use, but fell out of use in the 15th century. It was reintroduced into the English-speaking world by Germany in the 19th century. A German cannon used in World War I was nicknamed "Big Bertha" after Bertha Krupp, daughter of the family that manufactured the weapon.
(female) Beltha, Brotha, ..
(male) Berter, .. Middle name pairings:
Bertha Maryam (B.M.), ..
How popular is Bertha?
Bertha is a very popular first name for females (#156 out of 4276, Top 4%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#37728 out of 150436, Top 25%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Bertha reached its peak position of #8 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not ranked currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent alternative forms of Bertha are Berta, Bertie, Bertina, Bird, Birdie and Birtha. Usage of these forms of Bertha reached its most widespread in the 1880s (average #654), but now, forms such as Birdie have become less trendy.
Similar NamesRecommended names are Artha, Barta, Beata, Bera, Beracha, Berbya (see Barbara), Berdie, Beret, Berett, Berit, Berna, Berrit, Bert, Berucha, Berura, Beta, Beth▼, Betha, Bethan, Bethea, Bethia, Bethy, Betia, Betta, Birte, Breda, Bretta, Brita, Britta, Dortha▼, Eartha, Ertha, Gerta, Herta, Hertha, Keitha, Leitha, Letha▼, Martha▼, Meertha, Mirtha, Reatha, Retha▼, Tersha, Tertia and Ubertha. These names tend to be less frequently used than Bertha.See names in meaning and etymology.