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What does Bernadine mean?

Bernadine Pronunciation of Bernadine as a girls' name is pronounced ber-na-DEEN, BER-na-deen. It is of Old French and Old German origin, and the meaning of Bernadine is "strong, brave bear". Feminine of Bernard. Also form of Bernadette.


ASSOCIATED WITH strong, brave


VARIANTS Bernie, Benni, Berdine, Bernardina, Berneen

SEE ALSO Birdena



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How popular is Bernadine?

Bernadine is a very popular first name for women (#725 out of 4276, Top 17%) but a unique surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Bernadine reached its peak rank of #287 in the U.S. during the years 1920-1929, but is not ranked currently. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Bernadette (#1268 VIA LATEST LIST), Bernard and Bernie are the prominent variation forms of Bernadine listed in the Top 2000. These forms of Bernadine were favored as birth names 78 years ago (AVERAGE #1132) and are now significantly less popular, with versions such as Bernadette falling out of fashion.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bernadine, Bernadette, Bernard, Bernie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Bernadine is pronounced similarly to Bernadeena, Bernadene, Bernadin, Bernadina and Bernadyna. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Bendite, Beranice, Berdie, Bernadea (see Bernadette), Bernadet (see Bernadette), Bernadett, Bernadetta, Bernadotte, Bernaetta (see Bernadette), Bernardine, Berneice, Bernette, Bernice, Bernina, Bernise, Bernita, Bertine, Birdine, Blandine, Bradie, Brandice, Brandie, Brandin, Brandise, Branndie (see Brandy), Brendie, Ernaline, Fernandina, Fernandine (see Fernanda), Geradine, Geraldine, Gerardine, Gerdine, Germaine, Jeraine, Jeraldine, Leraine and Serafine. These names tend to be less commonly used than Bernadine.

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