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pinWhat does Bertram mean?

Bertram /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 has 13 variants: Bart, Bartram, Beltran, Beltrano, Bert, Bertie, Berton, Bertran, Bertrand, Bertrando, Bertranno, Bertrem and Bertrum.

Kreatif forms: Bertrambo, Birtram, Braytram. [more]

pinHow popular is Bertram?

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 (#4096 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Displayed below is the birth name history 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. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Bertram name in U.S.

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

Prominent varying forms of Bertram listed in the Top 1000 are Bertrand, Berton, Bertie, Bert and Bart. These forms of Bertram were at the apex of their popularity during 1880-1889 (median #552) and are now much less conventional.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Bertram, Bart, Bert, Bertie, Berton, Bertrand in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Bertram and related baby names outside U.S.

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Suggested similar baby names are Arram, Baram, Barnham, Barra, Barrak, Barrat, Barthram, Beckham, Beecham, Bernal, Berry, Bertel, Bertell, Bertil, Bertin, Bertle, Berto, Bertol, Bertold, Bertoll, Bertolt, Berty, Bram, Byram, Fernham, Gersham and Wortham. These names tend to be less frequently used than Bertram.