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What does Bernal mean?

Bernal Pronunciation of Bernal [bernal] as a boys' name is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Bernal is "strength of a bear". Sometimes used in English-speaking countries, but more common in Germany.

Associated with: strength, bear.


Bernal has 4 variants: Bernald, Bernhald, Bernhold and Bernold.

Creative forms:
(male) Barnal, ..

(female) Berca, Bernan, ..

Middle name pairings:
Bernal Tyree (B.T.), ..

How popular is Bernal?

Bernal is a rare first name for males but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#1089 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Bernal has not been ranked in the list thus far. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bernal name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Bernal outside U.S.

Similar Names

Bernal is pronounced similarly to Bernelle, Burnel and Burnell. Other suggested similar names are Barna, Beal, Berl, Bern, Bernabe, Bernard, Bernarr (see Bernard), Bernd, Berndt, Berne, Bernet, Bernie, Bernis, Bernt, Berny, Bertel, Bertil, Bertol (see Berthold), Brunel, Fergal, Fernald, Fernan, Hernan, Kernan and Vernal. These names tend to be more commonly used than Bernal.

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