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What does Bertrand mean?

Bertrand Pronunciation of Bertrand [bertrand] as a boys' name is pronounced BER-trand, ber-TRAND. It is of Old French and Old German origin, and the meaning of Bertrand is "bright raven". Medieval French variant of Bertram, brought to Britain by the Normans. A saint's name. Philosopher Bertrand Russell.

Associated with: bright, raven, medieval, britain (england), saint, philosopher.


Bertrand has 1 variant: Bertrando.

Related boy name: Beltran.

8 more related forms via Bertram: Bartram, Beltran, Beltrano, Berton, Bertran, Bertranno, Bertrem and Bertrum.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Bertrand Desean (B.D.), ..

How popular is Bertrand?

Bertrand is an unusual first name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#2830 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Bertrand reached its apex rank of #701 in the U.S. in the 1920s, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant form and related boy names. Bertram and Berton are the prominent alternative forms of Bertrand listed in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Bertranno, are uncommon. Adoption of these relations of Bertrand was widespread among parents a century ago, but now, the form Bertram has gone out of style.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bertrand, Berton, Bertram in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Barthram (see Bartram), Berend, Bernald, Bernard, Bernd, Bernhald (see Bernal), Bernhard, Berthold, Berthoud, Bertin, Bertold (see Berthold), Brand, Bryland, Cortland, Derland, Farrand, Fernand, Ferran, Ferrand, Ferrant, Gerrald, Gerrard, Jerrad, Jerrald, Jerrard, Kirtland, Portland and Terran. These names tend to be more commonly used than Bertrand.

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