Bertrand - Meaning of Bertrand
[ 2 syll. ber-tran(d), be-rtra-nd ] The baby boy name Bertrand is pronounced in English as BAHR-TRahND or in French as BehR-TRAON †. Bertrand is largely used in the English, French, and German languages. It is derived from Germanic origins. The meaning of the name is bright shield. It is a two-element name derived from the words 'berht' + 'rant' meaning bright, famous + shield edge respectively.
In addition, Bertrand is an English, French, and German variant transcription of the name Bertram (Dutch, English, and German).
Bertrand is unusual as a baby boy name. Its usage peaked modestly in 1925 with 0.008% of baby boys being given the name Bertrand. It was #658 in rank then. The baby name has experienced a loss in popularity since then, and is now of sporadic use. Among all boy names in its family, Bertrand was nonetheless the most frequently used in 2018.
† Pronunciation for Bertrand: B as in "be (B.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; D as in "day (D.EY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; AO as in "ought (AO.T)"
A famous person named Bertrand is Mathematician, Bertrand Russell, born 18 May 1872 - 2 February 1970, Trelleck, Wales.