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Origin of the name BERNARD.
Etymology of the name BERNARD.
Meaning of the baby name BERNARD.


BERNARD.  English and French.  A form of Anglo-Saxon Beornheard (q.v.), German Bernhard (q.v.), meaning "bear strong" or "firm bear."  Usage: America, Australia, England, France, Great Britain, Ireland, Scotland, Wales.

    The most famous of all the bears is of Frank growth.  Some have tried to resolve it into Bairn-heart, child-hearted; but though barn is of most ancient lineage, found even in Ulfilas's Gospels, all analogy is against the interpretation; and there can be no doubt that when the first historical Biornhard was named, his parents would much have preferred his having the resolution of a bear rather than the heart of a child.
    That first was an uncle of Charlemagne, and from him it was that the mountain, erst of Jupiter, was termed of Bernard, even before a second Bernard, surnamed De Menthon, fled from his home for love of a monastic life, and erected his noble hospice for the reception of travellers... (History of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884)


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