Meaning:Brave bear; strong
Bernadette is a feminine name of French origin, meaning “brave bear” or “strong.” From the masculine name Bernard, this courageous moniker has many fierce variations, including Bernhard, Bernie, and Bernadine. If you believe baby has an adventurous streak or a lionhearted determination to succeed, then Bernadette is the perfect match for your little bear.

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