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What does Berny mean?

Berny Pronunciation of Berny [berny] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Berny) is of Old German origin, and the meaning of the name Berny is "bear". Berny is a variant form of Bern (Old German): also a transcription for Bernard.

Associated with: bear.


Berny has 1 variant: Bernie.

2 more relations via Bern: Berne and Bjorn.

Creative forms:
(male) Bourny, Brenny, ..

(female) Bering, Bernyi, ..

Middle name pairings:
Berny Archer (B.A.), ..

How popular is Berny?

Berny is an uncommonly occurring first name for men but a somewhat prominent last name for all people (#96918 out of 150436, Top 64%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular related forms of Berny (outside Top 2000) listed in the Top 2000 are Bernie and Bjorn (#1616 in recent rankings). These relations of Berny reached the top of their popularity 9 decades ago (adoption of 0.01%) and are now significantly less common (adoption 0.01%, 57% less), with the version Bernie becoming less fashionable. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Berny is pronounced similarly to Barna, Barney, Barni, Barnie, Barny, Beirney, Beirnie, Birney, Birnie, Birny, Burney and Burnie. Other recommended names are Arny, Barry, Beaty, Beirne, Ben, Benjy, Benn, Benne, Benno, Bennt, Benny, Bent, Berend, Berg, Bergh, Beric, Berk, Berke, Berky, Berl, Berle, Berlyn, Bernal, Bernd, Berndt, Bernet, Bernis, Bernt, Berry, Bert, Berto, Berty, Berwyn, Birky, Birly, Born, Borne, Bray, Burn, Burne, Burns, Burty, Byrn, Byrne, Carny, Denny, Karny (see Kearney), Kearny, Kenny, Lenny, Renny and Tenny. These names tend to be more frequently used than Berny.

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