Meaning of Bernardine
and the Origins of this baby name
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.
The name Bernardine is pronounced as bur-nuh-deen
The following names are baby names related to Bernardine and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Bernardine: Boys - Anton
, Girls - Eloise
, Both genders - Emerson
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
See other "intelligent" names for girls