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What does Bernis mean?

Bernis Pronunciation of Bernis [ber-nis] as a boys' name means "strong, brave bear". Bernis is an alternate form of Bernard (Old French, Old German).

Associated with: strong, brave, bear.


10 alternative forms via Bernard: Barney, Barnie, Barny, Berend, Bern, Bernarr, Bernd, Berndt, Bernie and Bernt.

Creative forms:
(male) Beanis, Birnis, ..

(female) Bernisla, ..

Middle name pairings:
Bernis Ty (B.T.), ..

How popular is Bernis?

Bernis is an uncommonly occurring given name for men. Bernis is an equivalently uncommon surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Barney, Barnie, Bernard (#1218 the previous year) and Bernie are the prominent related forms of Bernis (outside Top 2000) appearing in the Top 2000. These relations of Bernis were popular with parents in the 1910s (adoption of 0.4%) and have become significantly less conventional since. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Bernis is alike in pronunciation to Burnis. Other suggested similar names are Baris, Barnes, Barni, Beavis, Beirnie, Bemis, Bennie, Bergin, Beric, Berkie, Berlin, Bernal, Berne, Bernet, Berny, Bertie, Bertil, Bertin, Berwin, Bevis, Birnie, Boris, Borris, Burnie, Burns, Byrnes, Denis, Dennis, Ferris, Jervis, Leonis, Terris, Teunis and Vernin. These names tend to be more commonly used than Bernis.

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