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What does Barnardo mean?

Barnardo Pronunciation of Barnardo [barnar-do] as a boys' name means "strong, brave bear". Barnardo is a variant form of Bernard (Old French, Old German).

Associated with: strong, brave, bear.


Barnardo has 4 variants: Barnhardo, Bernardino, Bernardo and Bernhardo.

6 more related forms via Bernard: Barnard, Barnhard, Bearnard, Bernarr, Bernhard and Burnard.

Creative forms:
(male) Barnarno, Barnarti, ..

(female) Barnarde, Barnarte, ..

Middle name pairings:
Barnardo Roan (B.R.), ..

How popular is Barnardo?

Barnardo is a rare first name for males. Barnardo is an equally unique last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular varying forms of Barnardo (outside Top 2000) ranked in the Top 2000 are Barnard, Bernard (#1218 the previous year), Bernardino, Bernardo (#1336) and Bernhard. Usage of these forms of Barnardo was more pronounced among parents during the years 1920-1929 (median #1299) and is now much less (#1710, 96%). (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Barnard, Bernard, Bernardino, Bernardo, Bernhard in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Arnaldo, Baiardo, Bajardo (see Bayard), Ballard, Barbar, Bardo, Barna, Barnaba, Barnabas, Barnabe, Barnabee, Barnabey (see Barnabas), Barnabie (see Barnabas), Barnabus, Barnaby, Bayard, Bernald, Brainard, Brainerd, Brando, Braynard, Bucardo, Burgard, Dainard, Daynard (see Dainard), Fernando, Gardnard (see Gardner), Garnar, Garrard, Gerardo, Harvard, Hernando, Jarard, Jarrard, Jerardo, Leonardo, Mainard, Maynard, Raynaldo, Raynard, Renardo, Reynardo and Vernard. These names tend to be more frequently used than Barnardo.

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