Berta Name Meaning & Origin

Berta

Pronunciation: BEHR-tah (key)

Origin of the name Bertha:

Originally a short form of various Old German compound names containing the element beraht (bright, famous).

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***See below, in song and story section.

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***just wish people would be polite enough to hear how I pronounce the name (bear'-ta) instead of turning it into Roberta, Bertha, or the hard sounding Brr'-da. But, I have noticed those same people cannot seem to pronounce any other unusual names correctly either, so I no longer bother to correct them. It was a tough name to have as a child, but I like it now that I am an adult.

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Bertie, Birdie, Bird

Meanings and history of the name Berta: | Edit

Germanic: meaning bright, bright star, or famous

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Berta is the housekeeper on the TV series "Two and a Half Men."
***Yes, and I love her because she is so funny and intelligent, but I want people to know there are two ways to pronounce the name, the way it is pronounced on that show, and the European way, which spelled phonetically sounds like bear-ta. The latter is a softer and more sophisticated and pleasing sound.
***Despite the maid on 2&1/2 men, I am a normal weight for my age, and due to our family genetics, have been on the thin side most of my life.

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