Bern is a boy’s name and surname of German origin, meaning “bear.” It may be a short form of Bernhard or Bernard, which combines bern, meaning “bear,” with hard, which means “brave” or “strong,” to mean “brave bear.” As a surname, it may be a habitational name given to someone who lived in Bern, Switzerland. This fierce name is sure to inspire baby to go through life with strength and courage.
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