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What does Berndt mean?

Berndt Pronunciation of Berndt [berndt] as a name for boys has the meaning "strong, brave bear". Berndt is an alternate form of Bernard (Old French, Old German).

Associated with: strong, brave, bear.


Berndt has 1 variant: Bernt.

10 more alternative forms via Bernard: Barney, Barnie, Barny, Berend, Bern, Bernardo, Bernarr, Bernd, Bernie and Bernis.

Creative forms:
(male) Brindt, Burndt, ..

(female) Berbet, Bernia, ..

Middle name pairings:
Berndt Zahir (B.Z.), ..

How popular is Berndt?

Berndt is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a very prominent surname for all people (#5139 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Barney, Barnie, Bernard (#1218 last year), Bernardo (#1336) and Bernie are the prominent varying forms of Berndt (outside Top 2000) rated in the Top 2000. These relations of Berndt were at the peak of their popularity 105 years ago (median #811) and are now significantly less common (#1710, 96.6%), with forms like Bernard becoming less in vogue. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Arndt, Barend, Barnet, Barnett, Baronet, Benet, Bengt, Bennet, Bennt, Bent, Bernal, Berne, Bernet, Bernett, Berny, Bert, Brand, Brando, Brandt, Brannt (see Brant), Brant, Brantt (see Brant), Brendt, Brennt (see Brent), Brent, Brentt, Burnet and Burnett. These names tend to be more commonly used than Berndt.

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