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What does Burnard mean?

Burnard Pronunciation of Burnard [burnard] as a boys' name. The name Burnard means "strong, brave bear". Burnard is a variant form of Bernard (Old French, Old German).

Associated with: strong, brave, bear.


Burnard has 4 variants: Barnard, Barnhard, Bearnard and Bernhard.

6 more relations via Bernard: Barnardo, Barnhardo, Bernardo, Bernarr, Bernd and Bernhardo.

Creative forms:
(male) Bunard, Burnar, ..

(female) Burner, ..

Middle name pairings:
Burnard Lionel (B.L.), ..

How popular is Burnard?

Burnard is an unusual first name for men but a very prominent last name for all people (#44027 out of 150436, Top 29%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Bernard (#1218 in 2015), Bernardo (#1336), Bernhard and Barnard are the popular varying forms of Burnard (outside Top 2000). Usage of these relations of Burnard was common among parents 95 years ago (average #1123) and is now much less (#1638, 96.2%), with the form Bernard going out of style. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Barnard, Bernard, Bernardo, Bernhard in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Ballard, Barbar, Bard, Barna, Barnaba, Barnabe, Barnaby, Bayard, Bernabe, Bernal, Bernald, Bernhald (see Bernal), Bernold (see Bernal), Bonar, Bonnar, Brad, Bradd, Brainard, Brand, Braynard, Brevard, Buford, Burbank, Burchard, Burford, Burgard, Burgaud (see Burchard), Burkhart, Burn, Burnaby, Burne, Burnel (see Burnell), Burnell, Burnet, Burney, Burnie, Burnis, Burns, Burr, Dainard, Daynard (see Dainard), Derward, Durward, Eginard (see Eginhard), Erhard, Eudard, Evrard, Furnald, Gardnard (see Gardner), Garrard, Gerard, Gerhard, Gerrard, Girard, Harvard, Hubbard, Hulbard (see Hulbert), Jarard, Jarrard, Jerard, Jerrard, Kennard, Lenard, Lennard, Leonard, Lonnard, Mainard, Maynard, Menard, Norward, Raynard, Renard, Rennard, Reynard and Vernard. These names tend to be more commonly used than Burnard.

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