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What does Bertil mean?

Bertil Pronunciation of Bertil as a boys' name has its root in Old German, and the meaning of the name Bertil is "bright strength; renowned leader". Bertil is an alternate spelling of Berthold (Old German): uncommon in English-speaking countries.


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


VARIANTS Bertoll, Bertol, Bertell

RELATED FORMS VIA BERTHOLD Bert, Bertold, Bertolde, Bertolt, Berton



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How popular is Bertil?

Bertil is an uncommonly occurring first name for males. Bertil is also an unusual surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Bertil entered the list in 1910-1919 and reached its highest rank of #1434 in the U.S. then, but is not found in the list at the moment. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Prominent varying forms of Bertil are Bert and Berton. Other variants, like Bertolde, are seldom used. Adoption of these forms of Bertil reached its peak in the 1880s (AVERAGE #944), but now, the version Bert has become less stylish.

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

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

Similar Names

Bertil is pronounced similarly to Bartel, Bartle, Bertel, Bertle and Birtle. Other recommended sound-alike names are Bartho, Barthol, Bartin, Basil, Beatie, Beattie, Beavis, Bedall, Bedell, Beegin, Beirnie, Bell, Benjie, Bently, Benton, Berger, Bergh, Bergin, Beric, Berilo, Berk, Berkie, Berklie, Berky, Berl, Berle, Berlin, Bern, Bernal, Bernd, Berndt, Bernie, Bernis, Bernold (see Bernal), Bernt, Berny, Berry, Bertie, Bertin, Berto, Bertram, Bertran, Bertrum, Berty, Berwin, Berwyn, Bevin, Birgin, Birkit, Boltin, Boris, Borris, Brit, Burnie, Burnis, Burt, Burtt, Burty, Carvil, Derril, Jeril, Ketil, Kettil, Meril, Merril, Neil, Norvil, Orvil, Toril and Vergil. These names tend to be more commonly used than Bertil.

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