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Meaning of Bertha

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The name Bertha has the following meaning:

Bertha is Old German for "Bright". It is also related to the name of a Teutonic goddess and was extremely popular in the late 19th century. Later, in the early twentieth century, it fell in popularity probably due to the nick-naming of an infamous World War I German cannon as "Big Bertha" (this was the name of the daughter of the manufacturer's founding family).
This name can be given to both baby boys and girls. It is a unisex name.


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

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Bertha in the USA, over the past 100 years.
USA baby name statistics


The name Bertha is pronounced as bur-thah-


Bertha originates from the German language.

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Related names

The following names are baby names related to Bertha and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Bertha: Boys - Emmet, Everett, Otho, Watt, Wilburn, Girls - Adelaide, Adelia, Adelle, Adline, Alberta, Allar, Arleth, Arminda, Arminta, Berdie, Bernardine, Both genders - Charles, Emma, Gertrude


Popular Variants for the name Bertha: Berit, Berrta, Berrti, Berta (Polish), Berte (Norwegian), Berthe, Bertille (French), Bettina (German), Birta (Swedish)


Common nicknames for the name Bertha are: Bertie


We think the name Bertha 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 Bertha to be: A simple, strong and very homely woman

In one word, you might describe Bertha as a(n) "homely" person.

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