Infographic of Bernadette name meaning, which is “The courageous little one.” A Teutonic feminine diminutive of Bernard. The name is glorified in St. Bernadette,the canonized maiden who saw a vision of the Virgin Mary at Lourdes, France.
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Bernadette Name Popularity

How popular is the name Bernadette? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 409 58 0.0165%
1911 460 42 0.0113%
1912 369 114 0.0226%
1913 351 150 0.0265%
1914 366 169 0.0243%
1915 370 225 0.0248%
1916 385 216 0.0224%
1917 368 243 0.0243%
1918 379 256 0.0239%
1919 369 268 0.0256%
1920 364 289 0.026%
1921 341 326 0.0285%
1922 350 308 0.0276%
1923 338 334 0.0298%
1924 366 307 0.0264%
1925 357 325 0.0288%
1926 349 326 0.0296%
1927 353 331 0.0299%
1928 350 336 0.0314%
1929 360 297 0.0287%
1930 371 288 0.0276%
1931 373 255 0.0258%
1932 358 269 0.0272%
1933 312 355 0.0381%
1934 250 588 0.0608%
1935 314 350 0.036%
1936 313 339 0.0352%
1937 348 295 0.0299%
1938 331 326 0.0318%
1939 338 314 0.0309%
1940 360 282 0.0265%
1941 373 284 0.0252%
1942 368 328 0.026%
1943 275 614 0.047%
1944 198 984 0.0794%
1945 197 978 0.0802%
1946 189 1,283 0.0869%
1947 211 1,223 0.0733%
1948 211 1,158 0.0725%
1949 220 1,114 0.0693%
1950 236 998 0.062%
1951 246 952 0.0561%
1952 249 957 0.0548%
1953 277 865 0.0489%
1954 262 976 0.0534%
1955 277 933 0.0507%
1956 294 882 0.0467%
1957 284 949 0.0493%
1958 214 1,458 0.0771%
1959 227 1,359 0.0715%
1960 225 1,397 0.0737%
1961 257 1,178 0.0624%
1962 266 1,096 0.0597%
1963 290 981 0.0547%
1964 304 895 0.0508%
1965 296 869 0.0531%
1966 255 1,079 0.0691%
1967 239 1,174 0.0774%
1968 289 875 0.0583%
1969 313 786 0.051%
1970 340 736 0.0462%
1971 347 689 0.0459%
1972 349 597 0.0438%
1973 352 564 0.0435%
1974 378 524 0.0403%
1975 381 496 0.0386%
1976 386 486 0.0377%
1977 373 528 0.0392%
1978 454 397 0.0295%
1979 450 410 0.0291%
1980 494 376 0.0257%
1981 521 335 0.0228%
1982 496 363 0.0243%
1983 523 319 0.0216%
1984 580 268 0.018%
1985 640 239 0.0157%
1986 660 225 0.0149%
1987 634 247 0.0162%
1988 692 229 0.0147%
1989 830 177 0.011%
1990 711 248 0.015%
1991 817 199 0.0122%
1992 814 202 0.0127%
1993 890 167 0.0107%
1994 995 138 0.009%
1995 1,039 127 0.0084%
1996 1,031 129 0.0086%
1997 1,135 111 0.0075%
1998 1,051 137 0.0092%
1999 1,271 92 0.0061%
2000 1,540 65 0.0043%
2001 1,418 78 0.0052%
2002 1,588 63 0.0042%
2003 1,690 57 0.0037%
2004 1,711 56 0.0037%
2005 1,841 49 0.0032%
2006 1,779 56 0.0036%
2007 2,267 29 0.0018%
2008 2,175 34 0.0022%
2009 2,052 37 0.0025%
2010 2,200 29 0.002%
2011 2,307 24 0.0017%
2012 1,839 45 0.0032%
2013 1,791 48 0.0034%
2014 1,482 78 0.0054%
2015 1,342 98 0.0067%
2016 1,334 100 0.0069%
2017 1,196 119 0.0085%
2018 1,202 112 0.0082%
2019 1,403 80 0.0059%

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Names Like Bernadette

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What names are variants of Bernadette?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Bernadette.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Benadette

Strong, brave bear

German

Bennie

Blessed; strong, brave bear

Spanish

Benny

Blessed; strong, brave bear

Spanish

Bera

Bear

European

Beradette

Strong, brave bear

German

Berna

Strong, brave bear

German

Bernadea

Strong, brave bear

German

Bernadeena

Strong, brave bear

German

Bernadene

Strong, brave bear

German

Bernadet

Strong, brave bear

German

Bernadett

Strong, brave bear

German

Bernadetta

Strong, brave bear

German

Bernadette

Strong, brave bear

German

Bernadin

Strong, brave bear

German

Bernadina

Strong, brave bear

German

Bernadine

German

Bernadotte

Strong, brave bear

German

Bernadyna

Strong, brave bear

German

Bernaetta

Strong, brave bear

German

Bernarda

Strong, brave bear

German

Bernardette

Strong, brave bear

German

Bernardina

Strong, brave bear

German

Bernardine

Strong, brave bear

German

Bernee

Strong, brave bear; victory bringer

Greek

Bernessa

Victory bringer; strong, brave bear

Greek

Berneta

Strong, brave bear

German

Bernetta

Victory bringer; strong, brave bear

Greek

Bernette

Strong, brave bear; victory bringer

Greek

Bernie

Victory bringer; strong, brave bear

Greek

Bernina

Strong, brave bear

German

Bernita

Strong, brave bear; victory bringer

Greek

Berny

Strong, brave bear; victory bringer

Greek


What names sound like Bernadette?

If you like how Bernadette sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Bernadette.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Brendette

Sword

Scandinavian

Brunette

Brown-skinned, brown-haired

Latin

Burnett

Brown

French


What names are similar to Bernadette?

Find a name that’s like Bernadette, but just a little bit different.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Beracha

A blessing

Hebrew

Berry

Berry

English

Birdena

Little bird

American

Lourdes

French

Nadette

Bear; courgeous

German


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1 Comment

  1. We chose it when I was pregnant with our first (BOY!), then decided to go with Adeline for our second baby (girl), and finally gave it to our third in April.

    I love Saint Bernadette Soubirous, and the her story with Our Lady of Lourdes. I love her courage. I love that the name means “Brave as a Bear.” I want our daughters to be women of courage. Courage in their faith and in the things that matter to them.

    We are still trying to pick the right nickname for Bernadette!


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