Pronunciation: [Ber-nard]

Gender: Male

Meaning: Bear brave

Origin: Germanic

Brave as a bear.

Variant Forms

BarneySon of consolationMaleHebrew
BarnyBrave As A BearMaleGerman
BearLarge mammal with large head, bulky body and coarse thick furUnisexEnglish
BernardoBear braveMaleGermanic
BernieBear braveMaleGerman
VernadosCourage Of A BearMaleEnglish

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Bernard Cornwell is an English author best known for his historical novels.

Bernard Berenson was an American art historian, an expert on Italian Renaissance paintings and drawings.

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