Origin of the name BERNARDO.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name BERNARDO.
and Spanish form of German Bernhard
(q.v.), English Bernard (q.v.), meaning "bear strong" or "firm bear."
... Spanish Bernardo del Carpio
was a great legendary champion, nephew to king Alfonso II. of
Leon. In the battle of Roncevalles, he was said to have squeezed
Roland the paladin to death in his arms. (History of Christian Names,