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What does Barnhardo mean?

Barnhardo Pronunciation of Barnhardo [barn-har-do] as a boys' name. The meaning of the name Barnhardo is "strong, brave bear". Barnhardo is an alternate form of Bernard (Old French, Old German).

Associated with: strong, brave, bear.


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

5 more different relations via Bernard: Barnard, Barnhard, Bearnard, Bernhard and Burnard.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Barnhardo Benito (B.B.), ..

How popular is Barnhardo?

Barnhardo is an uncommon given name for men. Barnhardo is an equivalently unique surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent related forms of Barnhardo (outside Top 2000) rated in the Top 2000 are Bernard (#1218 in recent rankings), Bernardo (#1336), Bernhard, Bernardino and Barnard. Usage of these forms of Barnhardo was at its highest 95 years ago (usage of 0.4%) and is now significantly less, with the form Bernard going out of style. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Barnhardo 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, Barnham (see Barnum), Bartho, Barthold, Barthram (see Bartram), Bayard, Bernald, Bernarr (see Bernard), Bernhald (see Bernal), Bernhold, Bertrando (see Bertram), Brainard, Brando, Braynard, Brevard, Bucardo, Burchard, Burckhardt, Burgard, Burkhart, Dainhard (see Dainard), Fernando, Gerardo, Hernando, Jerardo, Leonardo, Maynhard, Rainhard, Rainhardt, Raynaldo, Renardo, Reynardo and Richardo. These names tend to be more frequently used than Barnhardo.

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