Bernadette

Bernadette - A very unique female name



  Jun 25,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Bernadette, meaning brave as a bear, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #410. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Bernadette and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Bernadette? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Bernadette. The baby girl name Bernadette was given to 45 baby girls in 2012, ranking #2105 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 31,406 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Bernadette peaked in popularity 73 years ago in 1946 on position 189.



Famous with this name

Bernadette Lafont
Bernadette Mazur
Bernadette Heerwagen


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Bernadette is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Bernadette is currently topping the baby name charts in Michigan at position #877 - and is the least popular in California at position #2,187.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Bernadette is where you live.


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Bernadette origin and meaning

Bernadette is a 10 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means brave as a bear. To see famous people named Bernadette, pop culture references for the name Bernadette and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Bernadette

We've found the following names that sound similar to Bernadette, sorted by popularity.

Brenda / Brandy / Brandi / Bernadine / Brandie / Brandee / Brandon / Bernita / Brianda / Brinda /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20122105
20112813
20102564
20092361
20082477
20072632
20061933
20051994
20041845
20031787
20021665
20011477
20001610
19991297
19981060
19971147
19961039
19951044
1994996
1993891
1992814
1991818
1990711
1989835
1988699
1987633
1986663
1985641
1984580
1983524
1982497
1981521
1980494
1979451
1978454
1977374
1976387
1975381
1974378
1973353
1972350
1971348
1970341
1969313
1968290
1967240
1966256
1965295
1964305
1963290
1962266
1961257
1960225
1959227
1958214
1957284
1956294
1955277
1954263
1953275
1952249
1951245
1950236
1949220
1948211
1947211
1946189
1945197
1944198
1943274
1942369
1941375
1940362
1939337
1938331
1937348
1936314
1935316
1934251
1933313
1932361
1931376
1930375
1929362
1928354
1927357
1926353
1925360
1924369
1923339
1922352
1921343
1920365
1919371
1918380
1917369
1916387
1915371
1914367
1913353
1912371
1911461
1910410

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Michigan877
Minnesota922
Illinois1677
New York1777
Texas1992
California2187

Even more about Bernadette


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Bernadette a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Bernadette?

3 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1946
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Bernadette
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 31,406
Letter count 10
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +45

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