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What does Berthold mean?

Berthold Pronunciation of Berthold as a boys' name is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Berthold is "bright strength; renowned leader". Uncommon in English-speaking countries, but not unheard of. Playwright Bertolt Brecht.


ASSOCIATED WITH bright, strength, renowned (famous), leader


VARIANTS Bert, Bertell, Bertil, Berthoud, Bertol, Bertoll, Bertold, Bertolde, Bertolt, Berton



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How popular is Berthold?

Berthold is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent last name for all people (#15037 out of 150436, Top 10%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Which version is better?

Bert, Bertil and Berton are the popular variation forms of Berthold (NOT RANKED). These relations of Berthold reached the height of their popularity 138 years ago (AVERAGE #944), but now, the version Bert has gone out of style. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bert, Bertil, Berton in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Berthold is alike in pronunciation to Barthold. Other recommended sound-alike names are Bardolf, Bartel, Bartho, Barthol, Bartholoma (see Bartholomew), Bartholome, Bartle, Bernald, Bernhald (see Bernal), Bernhard, Bernhold, Bernold (see Bernal), Bertel, Bertle, Berto, Bertrand, Bethel, Birtle, Derrold (see Darold), Gerhold, Gerold, Gerrold, Herold, Herrold, Jerold, Jerrold and Reinhold. These names tend to be more frequently used than Berthold.

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