What does Berthold mean?
Berthold [berthold] as a boys' name is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Berthold is "bright strength; renowned leader". Uncommon in English-speaking countries, but not unheard of. Playwright Bertolt Brecht.
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(female) Berbor, Berth, .. Middle name pairings:
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How popular is Berthold?
Berthold is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent last name for all people (#15037 out of 150436, Top 10%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Berton, Bertil and Bert are the popular variation forms of Berthold (not ranked). These relations of Berthold reached the height of their popularity 135 years ago (average #944), but now, the version Bert has gone out of style. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Berthold is alike in pronunciation to Barthold. Other recommended names are Bardolf, Bartel, Bartho, Barthol, Bartholoma (see Bartholomew), Bartholome, Bartle, Bernald, Bernhald (see Bernal), Bernhard, Bernhold, Bernold (see Bernal), Bertel, Bertle, Berto, Bertrand, Bethel, Birtle, Derrold (see Darold), Gerhold, Gerold, Gerrold, Herold, Herrold, Jerold▼, Jerrold▼ and Reinhold. These names tend to be more frequently used than Berthold.See names in meaning and etymology.