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Berend

What does Berend mean?

Berend Pronunciation of Berend [berend] as a name for boys has the meaning "strong, brave bear". Berend is a variant form of Bernard (Old French, Old German).

Associated with: strong, brave, bear.

Variations

7 relations via Bernard: Barny, Bern, Bernd, Berndt, Bernie, Bernis and Bernt.

Creative forms:
(male) Broend, ..

(female) Berin, Bernat, ..

Middle name pairings:
Berend Keenan (B.K.), ..

How popular is Berend?

Berend is an unusual given name for men but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#40335 out of 150436, Top 27%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular alternative forms of Berend (outside Top 2000) are Bernard (#1218 in recent rankings) and Bernie. These relations of Berend were at the apex of their popularity during 1920-1929 (adoption of 0.39%) and have become significantly less popular since (adoption 0.01%, 98%), with versions like Bernard becoming somewhat outmoded. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bernard, Bernie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Berend is pronounced similarly to Barend. Other suggested similar names are Arend, Bergen, Berne, Bernet, Bernett, Berny, Beven, Beyren, Biren, Brand, Brando, Brandt, Brant, Breed, Bren, Brendan, Brenden, Brendin, Brendon, Brendt, Brendyn, Brenn, Brennt (see Brent), Brent, Brentt, Bryent, Byren, Cereno, Ferenc, Jered, Jeren and Sereno. These names tend to be more frequently used than Berend.

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