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Bernhard - Meaning of Bernhard

What does Bernhard mean?

[ 2 syll. ber-(n)har(d), be-rnha-rd ] The baby boy name Bernhard is pronounced as BEH-RNHHaaRT †. Bernhard is used mostly in English and German, and its language of origin is Germanic. Bernhard is a derivative of the Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, and Polish name Bernard.

See also the related category german.

Bernhard is an unusual baby name for boys. Its usage peaked in 1916 with 0.006% of baby boys being named Bernhard. It ranked at #835 then. The baby name has since experienced a fall in frequency, and is currently used on a very modest scale. Among all boy names in its group, Bernhard was nevertheless the most commonly used in 2018.

Baby names that sound like Bernhard include Barnard (English, French, and Polish), Barnardo (English), Barnhard (English), Bearnard (Gaelic, Irish, and Scottish), Benard (English), Bernard (Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, and Polish), Bernerd, Bernhardt (German), Bernhart, Brainard, Brainerd, Braynard, Braynerd, Burnard (English), Barnhardo (English), Bernardo (English, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish), Bernhardo (English), Bernardito (Spanish), Bernward (German), and Braenard.

† Pronunciation for Bernhard: B as in "be (B.IY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; HH as in "he (HH.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; T as in "tee (T.IY)"


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