Bernard Name Meaning, Origin and Popularity

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There are French and German origins for the boy name Bernard, which means “strong” or “brave bear.” Given that the adorable canine breed known as the St. Bernard bears this moniker, the term Brave Bear is especially appropriate. Many years ago, there was a monk who was known as the patron saint of mountain climbers and who built safe places in the Alps for pilgrims on their way to Rome. This place, called St. Bernard Pass, was watched over by the cute dog breed that would help save people who were in danger. After some time, this particular breed of dog came to be known as the St. B.

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Similar Names like Bernard

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  • Bernardus
  • Barnaby
  • Abelardo
  • Bakari
  • Leonardo
  • Genaro
  • Bertrand
  • Gerard

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  • Stanley
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Sibling Name Ideas

Are you trying to find a sibling name for Bernard? Great choices include the following:

  • Bilbo
  • Blanche
  • Garlind
  • Herve
  • Louis
  • Mallory
  • Chaucer
  • Caronn
  • Percy
  • Banner
  • Dory
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