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What does Bernardine mean?

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


ASSOCIATED WITH strong, brave


VARIANTS Bernardina, Bernardette, Bernarda

RELATED FORMS VIA BERNADETTE Bernadene, Bernadin, Bernadina, Bernadine, Bernadyna



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How popular is Bernardine?

Bernardine is a somewhat popular first name for females (#3182 out of 4276, Top 74%) but a rare surname for all people. (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Bernardine was first listed in 1890-1899 and reached its apex rank of #863 in the U.S. in the 1910s, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Prominent varying forms of Bernardine listed in the Top 2000 are Bernadette (#1268 IN RECENT RANKINGS) and Bernadine. Adoption of these forms of Bernardine was widespread among parents in the 1940s (USAGE OF 0.09%) and is now much lower (USAGE 0.01%, 87.5%), with forms like Bernadette going out of style.

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Bendite, Beranice, Berdie, Berdine, Bernadea (see Bernadette), Bernadeena, Bernadet (see Bernadette), Bernadett, Bernadotte, Berneice, Bernice, Bernie, Bernina, Bernise, Berrie, Berrtina, Bertine, Bertrice, Birdine, Blandine, Bradie, Brandice, Brandie, Brandin, Brandise, Brigidine, Celandine, Cellandine, Cendrine, Cesarine, Derrine, Edwardine, Ernaline, Fernande, Fernandina, Fernandine (see Fernanda), Geradine, Geraldene, Geraldina, Geraldine, Gerarde, Gerardina, Gerardine, Gerardyne, Gerdine, Gererdina, Germaine, Gerrardene, Gerroldine, Herbertine, Jeraine, Jeraldene, Jeraldine, Kerrine, Leonarde (see Leonarda), Leraine, Pearline, Perrine, Serafine, Seraphine and Wardine. These names tend to be less commonly used than Bernardine.

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