Bernard

Bernard - A very unique male name



  Aug 17,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Bernard, meaning strong, brave as a bear, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #68. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Bernard and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Bernard? 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 Bernard. The baby boy name Bernard was given to 111 baby boys in 2012, ranking #1134 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 14,784 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Bernard peaked in popularity 100 years ago in 1919 on position 45.



Famous with this name

Bernard Woolner
George Bernard Shaw
Crystal Bernard


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Bernard is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Bernard is currently topping the baby name charts in Maryland at position #734 - and is the least popular in Texas at position #1,688.

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 Bernard is where you live.


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Bernard origin and meaning

Bernard is a 7 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means strong, brave as a bear. To see famous people named Bernard, pop culture references for the name Bernard and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Bernard

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

Bernardo / Bernardino / Bernhard / Brenner / Bernhardt / Bernerd / Bronner / Barnard /

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
20121134
20111142
20101117
2009985
2008960
2007914
2006932
2005845
2004765
2003832
2002743
2001679
2000644
1999637
1998618
1997564
1996575
1995499
1994499
1993439
1992425
1991410
1990433
1989352
1988344
1987343
1986334
1985316
1984316
1983313
1982296
1981291
1980278
1979270
1978267
1977263
1976248
1975241
1974239
1973227
1972212
1971204
1970213
1969200
1968189
1967179
1966177
1965170
1964165
1963164
1962162
1961156
1960152
1959152
1958145
1957137
1956131
1955127
1954123
1953119
1952111
1951108
1950109
1949111
1948107
1947100
1946102
194597
194494
194392
194290
194187
194082
193975
193875
193772
193668
193567
193465
193363
193260
193154
193052
192951
192849
192750
192649
192548
192446
192346
192246
192145
192046
191945
191847
191749
191649
191549
191450
191352
191258
191155
191068

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Maryland734
New York774
Wisconsin782
Illinois819
Pennsylvania855
Virginia858
Louisiana863
Florida870
Georgia873
Indiana943
Ohio1052
California1279
Texas1688

Even more about Bernard


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 Bernard 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 male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Bernard?

2 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
1919
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Bernard
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 14,784
Letter count 7
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +111

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