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Bernard

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How popular is the baby name Bernard in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 140 0 140 #98 boy name
1881 130 0 130 #96 boy name
1882 144 0 144
1883 141 0 141 #96 boy name
1884 140 0 140
1885 160 0 160 #91 boy name
1886 180 0 180 #91 boy name
1887 159 0 159 #97 boy name
1888 207 0 207 #87 boy name
1889 215 0 215 #81 boy name
1890 178 0 178 #98 boy name
1891 187 0 187 #85 boy name
1892 237 0 237 #85 boy name
1893 217 0 217 #84 boy name
1894 256 0 256 #78 boy name
1895 259 0 259 #77 boy name
1896 241 0 241 #84 boy name
1897 239 5 234 #80 boy name
1898 284 0 284 #74 boy name
1899 222 0 222 #85 boy name
1900 308 0 308 #86 boy name
1901 247 5 242 #80 boy name
1902 259 0 259 #83 boy name
1903 271 0 271 #79 boy name
1904 326 0 326 #72 boy name
1905 292 0 292 #82 boy name
1906 343 0 343 #74 boy name
1907 378 0 378 #73 boy name
1908 414 0 414 #70 boy name
1909 463 0 463 #68 boy name
1910 565 5 560 #62 boy name
1911 786 9 777 #54 boy name
1912 1,437 0 1,437 #60 boy name
1913 1,924 8 1,916 #52 boy name
1914 2,454 18 2,436 #50 boy name
1915 3,322 20 3,302 #49 boy name
1916 3,491 15 3,476 #49 boy name
1917 3,727 16 3,711 #49 boy name
1918 4,117 19 4,098 #47 boy name
1919 3,926 10 3,916 #45 boy name
1920 4,191 28 4,163 #46 boy name
1921 4,500 15 4,485 #45 boy name
1922 4,436 25 4,411 #46 boy name
1923 4,396 20 4,376 #46 boy name
1924 4,524 19 4,505 #46 boy name
1925 4,283 24 4,259 #48 boy name
1926 4,196 23 4,173 #49 boy name
1927 4,197 34 4,163 #50 boy name
1928 4,096 31 4,065 #49 boy name
1929 3,841 34 3,807 #52 boy name
1930 3,857 24 3,833 #52 boy name
1931 3,538 24 3,514 #54 boy name
1932 3,266 14 3,252 #60 boy name
1933 3,022 19 3,003 #63 boy name
1934 3,157 11 3,146 #65 boy name
1935 2,941 9 2,932 #67 boy name
1936 2,863 9 2,854 #68 boy name
1937 2,680 9 2,671 #73 boy name
1938 2,723 10 2,713 #75 boy name
1939 2,638 11 2,627 #76 boy name
1940 2,475 7 2,468 #82 boy name
1941 2,514 6 2,508 #87 boy name
1942 2,735 12 2,723 #90 boy name
1943 2,757 12 2,745 #92 boy name
1944 2,627 9 2,618 #94 boy name
1945 2,406 16 2,390 #98 boy name
1946 2,611 5 2,606
1947 3,005 12 2,993 #100 boy name
1948 2,716 0 2,716
1949 2,684 6 2,678
1950 2,655 12 2,643
1951 2,767 7 2,760
1952 2,762 7 2,755
1953 2,755 10 2,745
1954 2,731 8 2,723
1955 2,570 7 2,563
1956 2,494 15 2,479
1957 2,544 17 2,527
1958 2,408 8 2,400
1959 2,287 15 2,272
1960 2,314 11 2,303
1961 2,165 16 2,149
1962 1,983 12 1,971
1963 1,961 18 1,943
1964 1,887 11 1,876
1965 1,679 6 1,673
1966 1,542 19 1,523
1967 1,451 8 1,443
1968 1,320 11 1,309
1969 1,291 11 1,280
1970 1,201 11 1,190
1971 1,175 6 1,169
1972 1,060 12 1,048
1973 953 8 945
1974 863 6 857
1975 860 10 850
1976 804 8 796
1977 765 7 758
1978 747 10 737
1979 764 5 759
1980 771 0 771
1981 705 8 697
1982 683 6 677
1983 650 9 641
1984 622 7 615
1985 661 8 653
1986 602 7 595
1987 599 6 593
1988 613 5 608
1989 659 0 659
1990 516 0 516
1991 557 0 557
1992 531 0 531
1993 515 8 507
1994 413 0 413
1995 431 0 431
1996 323 0 323
1997 319 0 319
1998 297 0 297
1999 266 0 266
2000 275 0 275
2001 262 0 262
2002 226 0 226
2003 220 0 220
2004 237 0 237
2005 223 0 223
2006 194 0 194
2007 212 0 212
2008 214 0 214
2009 189 0 189
2010 171 0 171
2011 168 0 168
2012 148 0 148
2013 166 0 166
2014 157 0 157
2015 149 0 149

Want to know about the popularity of the Bernard baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 199,563 babies born with the name Bernard in the United States. That's more than enough Bernards to occupy the country of Samoa with an estimated population of 186,340 (as of November 7, 2011). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 140 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Bernard" was in 1924 with a total of 4,505 babies. (That's a lot of baby Bernards)

According to the 1925 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Bernard" ranks #48 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Indiana. Imagine that, 105 babies in Indiana have the same name as you in 1925. Across the entire United States a total of 4,283 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Bernard popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Bernard" mean? The list below shows the origins of Bernard as well as things modernly associated with the name Bernard such as celebrities named Bernard.

Origin and Meaning of Bernard

The name "Bernard" is of French origin, and it means "Bold As A Bear". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Bernard Hopkins

Bernard Hopkins is a boxer. Bernard was born in 1965 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

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Bernard Kerik

Bernard Kerik is a governor. Bernard was born in 1955 as Bernard Bailey Kerik in Newark, New Jersey, U.S.

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Bernie Mac

Bernie Mac is a comedian with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1977 to 2008. Bernie was born in 1958 as Bernard Jeffrey McCullough in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

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Tony Curtis

Tony Curtis is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1948 to 2010. Tony was born in 1925 as Bernard Schwartz in The Bronx, New York, U.S.

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Bernie Ecclestone

Bernie Ecclestone is a businessman. Bernie was born in 1930 as Bernard Charles Ecclestone in Bungay, Suffolk, England, UK.

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Buddy Rich

Buddy Rich is a musician, songwriter, bandleader, and actor specializing in jazz, big band, swing, and bebop music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1919 to 1987. Buddy was born in 1917 as Bernard Rich in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Bernard

Bernard Cornwell
Bernard Goetz
Bernard King
Bernard Pierce
Bernard Sanders
Bernard Shaw
Bernard Watch
Bernard Tomic

Alternative Meanings

B is for beloved, as you are to many.

E is for exquisite, who could argue?

R is for romp, you know how to have fun!

N is for nice, need I say more?

A is for absolute, for you know your mind.

R is for rational, the way you think.

D is for dignity, no one disputes this trait!

Your name in reverse order is "Dranreb". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Baenrrd". How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Bernard born Jan 15, 1978

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Western Australia approximately on 975. Your profession was jeweler and watch-maker.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. There is the invisible connection between material and spiritual world. Your lesson - to search, to find and to use this bridge.

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