First name origins & meanings:
- French: Brave as a bear
- English: Intelligent; Feminine version of Bernard
- Old English: Brook
First name variations: Bern, Bernie, Bernadete, Berna, Bernadina, Berneta, Bernetta, Berni, Bernadine, Burnice, Burnette, Bernadette, Burns, Byrne, Beirne, Burne
Last name origins & meanings:
- English (of Norman origin) and Irish: habitational name from
Bernay in Eure, France, named with a Gaulish personal name
Brenno + the locative suffix -acum.
- Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Biorna ‘son of Biorna’, a
Gaelic form of the Old Norse personal name Bjarni (from
björn ‘bear cub’, ‘warrior’).
- English: variant of
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