US Popularity:3098
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.

Bernard Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Bernard is currently #2216 on The Bump
Boy:Bernard is currently #667 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Bernard is currently #3098 in U.S. births
Boy:Bernard is currently #1011 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
- 360
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data

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