Bertrand - Meaning of Bertrand

What does Bertrand mean?

[ 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).

Beltran (Spanish), Beltrano (Italian and Spanish), Bertran, Bertrando (Italian), and Bertranno are variant transcriptions of Bertrand.

Bertie (familiar form in English) and Bert (short form in Dutch, English, and German) are other variants of Bertrand.

See also the related categories, english, shield (protector), bright (wise), french, 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.

Baby names that sound like Bertrand include Bartram, Bertrem, Bertron, Bertrando, Bertranno, and Bertrán.

† 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.

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