What does Bertram mean?
Bertram \b(e)-rt-ram, ber-tram\ as a boys' 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 prominent first name for men (#1028 out of 1220, Top 84%) and an even more prominent surname for both adults and children (#3960 out of 88799, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Bertram for boys. Bertram reached its apex rank of #447 in the U.S. during 1920-1929, but is not found in the list at the moment. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Bertram and affiliated names. Prominent varying forms of Bertram are Bertrand, Berton, Bertie, Bert and Bart. This boy name was at the apex of its popularity during 1880-1889 and is now much less widespread, with versions such as Bertram, Bertrand, Berton, Bertie and Bert falling out of style. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
A suggested similar baby name is Barthram. This name tends to be less frequently used than Bertram.