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What does Bernd mean?

Bernd Pronunciation of Bernd [bernd] as a name for boys means "strong, brave bear". Bernd is an alternate form of Bernard (Old French, Old German).

Associated with: strong, brave, bear.


16 related forms via Bernard: Barnard, Barney, Barnie, Barny, Bear, Bearnard, Berend, Bern, Bernardo, Bernarr, Berndt, Bernhard, Bernie, Bernis, Bernt and Burnard.

Creative forms:
(male) Barnd, Barrnd, ..

(female) Bean, Berbi, ..

Middle name pairings:
Bernd Osman (B.O.), ..

How popular is Bernd?

Bernd is an uncommonly occurring given name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#39617 out of 150436, Top 26%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Barnard, Barney, Barnie, Bear (#1307 the previous year), Bernard (#1218), Bernardo (#1336), Bernhard and Bernie are the prominent variation forms of Bernd (outside Top 2000). Other forms, like Bearnard, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Bernd was more pronounced during 1910-1919 (adoption of 0.44%) and is now significantly less (adoption 0.02%, down 95%). (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Barnard, Barney, Barnie, Bear, Bernard in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Arnd, Bard, Barend, Barna, Barni, Beirne, Ben, Benn, Benne, Benno, Bennt, Benny, Bent, Berg, Bergh, Beric, Berk, Berke, Berky, Berl, Berle, Bernal, Bernald, Berne, Bernet, Bernold (see Bernal), Berny, Berry, Bert, Berto, Berty, Bird, Birny (see Birney), Bond, Born, Borne, Brad, Brand, Brod, Burn, Burne, Burns, Byrd, Byrn and Byrne. These names tend to be more commonly used than Bernd.

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