Meaning and name origin
Bertram \b(e)-rt-ram, ber-tram\ as a boy's name is pronounced BER-trum. It is of Old French and Old German origin, and the meaning of Bertram is "bright, famous raven". From an Old French name of German (Frankish) origin. Ravens were traditional symbols of wisdom in German mythology; Odin was regularly accompanied by ravens called Hugin and Munin. This name was adopted by Normans and revived in the Victorian era. Rare since the 1930s. Architect Bertram Goodhue.
Bertram is a somewhat popular first name for males (#1028 out of 1220, Top 84%) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#3960 out of 88799, Top 4%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Bertram for boys. Bertram reached its highest rank of #447 in the U.S. in 1920-1929. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Bertram and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Bertram, Bertrand, Berton, Bertie, Bert and Bart. (2014 statistics).
A suggested similar baby name is Barthram. This name tends to be less commonly used than Bertram.