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Meaning of Bernardine

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The name Bernardine has the following meaning:

As bold as a bear. Like Bernadette, this name is a variation of Bernard, which is derived from a combination of German root words meaning "bear" and "brave". Bears (no pun intended) the same meaning in French. Saint Bernadette (born Marie-Bernada Sobiros) is credited with sighting of the apparition of Our Lady of Lourdes.
It is a female name, suitable for baby girls.


As a baby girl name, Bernardine is currently not a popular baby name in the USA.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Bernardine in the USA, over the past 100 years.
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The name Bernardine is pronounced as bur-nuh-deen


Bernardine originates from the German language.

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Related names

The following names are baby names related to Bernardine and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Bernardine: Boys - Anton, Dutch, Leonard, Leopold, Maynard, Roderick, Sigmund, Theodoric, Tillman, Volney, Wendell, Wilbert, Girls - Eloise, Griselda, Lesia, Both genders - Emerson, Raymond, Walter


Popular Variants for the name Bernardine: Berna, Bernadeene, Bernadyne, Bernardin, Bernardine (German), Bernydeene, Bernydine
The name Bernardine is itself a variant of Bernard


Common nicknames for the name Bernardine are: Bernie


We think the name Bernardine should fall under the following style category: German.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Bernardine to be: An intelligent and kind woman

In one word, you might describe Bernardine as a(n) "intelligent" person.

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Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Bernardine (or its variants) are:

Bernardine Dohrn, born on 12 January, a famous politician. Bernardine Dohrn's background: An American former leader of the Anti-Vietnam War radical organization Weather Underground. She is an Associate Professor of Law at Northwestern University School of Law and the Director of Northwestern's Children and Family Justice Center.
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Brooklyn (112)
Brittany (155)
Bianca (169)
Bethany (190)
Brenda (207)
Bridget (294)
Bella (301)
Brynn (437)
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