Bernie Name Meaning & Origin

Bernie

Pronunciation: BER-nee (key)

Origin of the name Bernard:

Derived from the Old High German Berinhard (bold as a bear), a compound name composed of the elements bern (bear) and hard (bold, hearty, brave, strong). Var: Barnard, Berend, Berinhard, Bernard, Bernardyn, Bernd, Bern, Bernon, Bernot.

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I once worked with a woman named Bernice who was called Bernie. She was a great lady, but I don't really care for the name.

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Famous real-life people named Bernie

Bernie Mac, American comedian and actor.
Bernie Madoff, American businessman and operator of the largest Ponzi scheme in history.
Bernie Kosar, retired American football quarterback.
Bernie Parent, retired Canadian NHL hockey goalie.
Bernie Sanders, future president of the United States.

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