Origin: Old French, Old German
Meaning: “strong, brave bear”
Bern, Bernie, Berny, Bear
Variations and Sound Alikes:
Bearnard, Bernardo, Bernhard, Burnard
Phrases you might say or hear someday:
It’s high time you got home, Bernard.
Put a sock in it, Bernie.
Bernard is a very responsible kid.
1. Bernard Hopkins (b. 1965), American boxer
a.k.a. The Executioner
2. Bernie Mac (1957-2008), American actor and comedian
born Bernard Jeffrey McCullough
3. Bernard of Clairvaux (1090=1153), French abbot
canonized a saint Jan. 18, 1174 by Pope Alexander III
Bernard Middle Names