Meaning:strong, brave bear
Bernard is a boy’s name with French and German origins meaning “strong” or “brave bear.” Brave bear is particularly fitting considering that this name was given to the loveable dog breed, the St. Bernard. The story goes that an 8th-century monk and patron saint of mountain climbers was famed for setting up safe houses in the Alps for pilgrims on their way to Rome. Known as St. Bernard Pass, this area was patrolled by the adorable dog breed which would help rescue people in danger. This dog breed later became known as the St. Bernard.
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