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Bernie (boy)

What does Bernie mean?

Bernie Pronunciation of Bernie [bernie] as a name for boys (also used as girls' name Bernie) has its root in Old German, and Bernie means "bear". Bernie is an alternate spelling of Bern (Old German): also a version for Bernard.

Associated with: bear.

Variations

Bernie has 4 variants: Barney, Barnie, Barny and Berny.

7 more alternative forms via Bern, Bernard: Berend, Bernarr, Bernd, Berndt, Berne, Bernis and Bernt.

Creative forms:
(male) Bronie, ..

(female) Berbil, Berin, ..

Middle name pairings:
Bernie Bryan (B.B.), ..

How popular is Bernie?

Bernie is a somewhat popular first name for males (#757 out of 1220, Top 62%) and an even more popular last name for all people (#65133 out of 150436, Top 43%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Bernie reached its peak position of #517 in the U.S. in the 1930s, but is not listed currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Barney, Barnie and Bernard (#1218 in 2015) are the popular alternative forms of Bernie. Other variants, like Bernarr, are seldom used. These forms of Bernie reached the top of their popularity a century ago (adoption of 0.43%) and have become much less conventional since (adoption 0.01%, down 98.2%), with forms like Bernie becoming less trendy.

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

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

Similar Names

Bernie is pronounced similarly to Barna, Barni, Beirney, Beirnie, Birney, Birnie, Birny, Burney and Burnie. Other recommended names are Arnie, Barrie, Beatie, Beirne, Benjie, Benne, Bennie, Bergin, Beric, Berke, Berkie, Berklie, Berle, Berlin, Bernabe, Bernal, Bernet, Bertie, Bertil, Bertin, Bertle, Berwin, Berwyn, Berwynne, Birkie (see Birkey), Birlie, Born, Borne, Bourne, Brain, Brien, Bruin, Burlie, Burn, Burne, Burnis, Byrdie, Byrn, Byrne, Dennie, Derbie, Derrie, Ernie, Ferdie, Fergie, Gerrie, Heinie, Herbie, Hermie, Herne, Hernlie (see Hernley), Jerrie, Kennie, Kerbie, Kerrie, Lennie, Percie, Perrie, Rennie, Terrie, Verne, Vernee and Vernin. These names tend to be less commonly used than Bernie.

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