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What does Berna mean?

Berna Pronunciation of Berna as a name for girls has the meaning "strong, brave bear". Berna is a version of Bernadette (French, Old German): feminine of Bernard.


ASSOCIATED WITH strong, brave


VARIANTS Berny, Bernie, Bernee

OTHER FORMS VIA BERNADETTE Bennie, Benny, Bera, Bernadea, Bernadet, Bernadin, Bernarda, Bernessa, Berneta, Bernetta, Bernina, Bernita

(female) Berra, ..

(male) Berda, ..

Berna Claire (B.C.), ..

How popular is Berna?

Berna is a somewhat popular first name for women (#3451 out of 4276, Top 81%) and an even more popular last name for all people (#24368 out of 150436, Top 16%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Berna entered the list in 1910-1919 and reached its peak rank of #1361 in the U.S. during the years 1930-1939, but is not listed currently. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Bernadette (#1268 FROM CURRENT RECORDS), Bennie, Bera, Bernetta, Bernie and Bernita are the popular variation forms of Berna listed in the Top 2000. These forms of Berna reached the apex of their popularity in the 1940s (AVERAGE #1268) and have become much less popular since, with forms like Bernadette going out of style.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Berna, Bennie, Bera, Bernadette, Bernetta in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bernie, Bernita in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Berna is alike in pronunciation to Berni. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Bara, Bea, Bebba, Becca, Becka, Belia, Belva, Bena, Beonca, Beret, Beril, Berta, Berte, Bertha, Beryn, Betha, Betina, Beula, Bogna, Bora, Borka, Brana, Breana, Breena, Breina, Brenna, Breona, Brina, Bruna, Bryna, Buna, Deana, Deena, Dena, Ferna, Geena, Genna, Hena, Jeena, Jenna, Keana, Kenna, Kerena, Leina, Lenna, Leona, Mena, Merna, Morna, Myrna, Nerina, Norna, Orna, Reena, Reyna, Sena, Serena, Seryna, Teana, Teena, Teina, Teona, Teryna (see Terena), Teyna, Veena, Venna, Verina, Verna, Verona, Veryna, Xena, Yerina, Zeena and Zena. These names tend to be less frequently used than Berna.

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