Meaning:strong and brave bear
Bernie is gender neutral name of German origin. This—quite frankly, adorable—name means "strong and brave bear," and will be giving baby an animal to feel a kinship with from day one. For boys, the name is a variant of Bernard whereas girls can thank Bernadine for this cute alternative. Possibly the most well-known Bernie out there is American politician, Bernie Sanders. A name and nickname all in one, why not go for this vintage-sounding gender-neutral title?
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