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Bertie (boy)

What does Bertie mean?

Bertie Pronunciation of Bertie [bertie] as a name for boys (also used as girls' name Bertie) is of Old English and Old German origin, and the meaning of Bertie is "noble, bright; illustrious; bright settlement; bright, famous raven; day-bright; bright promise; illustrious warrior; bright or shining intellect; northern brightness; bright fame". Bertie is an alternate form of Albert (Old English): from an Old French name. Bertie is also a form of Bert (Old English). Bertie is also used as a variant of Berton (Old English), Bertram (Old French, Old German), Delbert (Old English), Ethelbert (Old English), Gilbert (Old French, Old German), Herbert (Old German), Hubert (Old German), Norbert (Old German) and Robert (Old German).

Associated with: old english, noble, bright, famous, raven, warrior, intellect.


Bertie has 3 variants: Berto, Berty and Burty.

9 more relations via Albert, Bert, Berton, Bertram, Delbert, Ethelbert, Gilbert, Herbert, Hubert, Norbert, Robert: Bart, Bertin, Bertran, Bertrem, Bertrum, Bobbie, Burt, Burton and Herbie.

Creative forms:
(male) Berdi, Betie, ..

(female) Berda, Berie, ..

Middle name pairings:
Bertie Bryson (B.B.), ..

How popular is Bertie?

Bertie is an uncommonly occurring first name for men but a somewhat prominent last name for all people (#83618 out of 150436, Top 56%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Bertie was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its apex rank of #595 in the U.S. then, but is not found in the list at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Popular varying forms of Bertie are Robert (#63 via latest list), Albert (#440), Gilbert (#983), Herbert (#1868), Ethelbert, Herbie, Norbert, Hubert, Delbert, Burton, Bert, Bart, Berton, Bobbie, Bertram and Burt. Usage of these forms of Bertie was widespread among parents 95 years ago (adoption of 7.2%) and has become significantly less since (adoption 0.37%, down 94.8%), with versions like Bertram becoming somewhat outmoded.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bertie, Albert, Bart, Bert, Berton in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bertram, Bobbie, Burt, Burton, Delbert in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ethelbert, Gilbert, Herbert, Herbie, Hubert in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Norbert, Robert in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Albert, Robert outside U.S.

Similar Names

Bertie is pronounced similarly to Bartow. Other suggested similar names are Artie, Barde, Barnie, Barrie, Barth, Bartho, Bartin, Bartle, Bartt (see Bart), Beatie, Beattie, Beirnie, Benjie, Bennie, Bentlie, Bergin, Beric, Berke, Berkie, Berklie, Berle, Berlin, Berne, Bernie, Bernis, Bertel, Bertil, Bertle, Bertol (see Berthold), Berwin, Birkie (see Birkey), Birlie, Birnie, Birtle, Bradie, Brette, Brit, Britte (see Brett), Brodie, Burlie, Burnie, Burtt, Byrdie, Derbie, Derrie, Ferdie, Fergie, Gerrie, Hermie, Jerrie, Kerbie, Kerrie, Martie, Percie, Perrie and Terrie. These names tend to be more frequently used than Bertie.

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