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What does Barnhard mean?

Barnhard Pronunciation of Barnhard [barn-hard] as a boys' name. Barnhard means "strong, brave bear". Barnhard is an alternate spelling of Bernard (Old French, Old German).

Associated with: strong, brave, bear.


Barnhard has 4 variants: Barnard, Bearnard, Bernhard and Burnard.

5 more related forms via Bernard: Barnardo, Barnhardo, Bernardo, Bernarr and Bernhardo.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Barnhard Finnley (B.F.), ..

How popular is Barnhard?

Barnhard is an uncommon given name for males but a very popular last name for all people (#45308 out of 150436, Top 30%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Bernard (#1218 last year), Bernardo (#1336), Bernhard and Barnard are the popular varying forms of Barnhard (not ranked) rated in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Barnardo, are uncommon. Usage of these relations of Barnhard was widespread among parents during the years 1920-1929 (usage of 0.4%) and has become significantly diminished since, with the form Bernard becoming somewhat dated. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Archard, Ballard, Barbar, Barna, Barnaba, Barnabe, Barnaby, Barnham (see Barnum), Barthold, Bayard, Bernald, Bernhald (see Bernal), Bernhold, Brainard, Brainerd, Braynard, Brevard, Burchard, Burgard, Burkhart, Dainard, Dainehard (see Dainard), Dainhard (see Dainard), Daneard, Danehard, Daynard (see Dainard), Eadbhard, Eginhard, Einhard, Erhard, Farnham, Gardnard (see Gardner), Garnar, Garrard, Gerhard, Harshad, Harvard, Jarard, Jarrard, Leonhard, Mainard, Maynard, Maynhard, Meinhard, Raechard (see Richard), Rainhard, Rainhardt, Raynard, Reinhard, Vernard and Wernhar (see Werner). These names tend to be more commonly used than Barnhard.

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