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What does Bernardo mean?

Bernardo Pronunciation of Bernardo as a boys' name means "strong, brave bear". Bernardo is an alternate form of Bernard (Old French, Old German).


ASSOCIATED WITH strong, brave, bear


VARIANTS Bernhardo, Bernardino, Barnhardo, Barnardo

RELATIONS VIA BERNARD Barnard, Barnhard, Bearnard, Bernarr, Bernd, Berndt, Bernhard, Burnard, Vernados



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How popular is Bernardo?

Bernardo is a somewhat popular first name for males (#664 out of 1220, Top 54%) and an even more popular surname for both adults and children (#5395 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Bernardo reached its apex rank of #672 in the U.S. in 1994, and is at #1294 presently. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Prominent alternative forms of Bernardo (#1294 VIA LATEST LIST) are Bernard (#1151), Barnard, Bernardino and Bernhard. Usage of these forms of Bernardo reached its apex during the years 1920-1929 (USAGE OF 0.4%) and is now much diminished, with the form Bernard going out of style.

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Arnaldo, Baiardo, Bajardo (see Bayard), Bardo, Bernabe, Bernal, Bernald, Bernhald (see Bernal), Bernold (see Bernal), Bertrando (see Bertram), Brainard, Brando, Braynard, Bucardo, Burgard, Derward, Eberardo, Everardo, Fernald, Fernand, Fernande, Fernando, Gennaro, Geraldo, Gerard, Gerardo, Gerhard, Gerhardt, Gerrard, Gherardo (see Gerard), Heraldo, Hernando, Jenaro, Jennaro, Jeraldo (see Jerald), Jerard, Jerardo, Jerrard, Kennard, Lenard, Lennard, Leonard, Leonardo, Menard, Reinaldo, Renado, Renaldo, Renard, Renardo, Rennard, Reynaldo, Reynard, Reynardo and Vernard. These names tend to be less frequently used than Bernardo.

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