Bernadette

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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Bernadette

"Bernadette" is a name of French origin, and it means "Brave as a Bear". It's a name commonly given to girls.

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From French Bernadette, made famous by St. Bernadette of Lourdes.

  1. A female given name.

Bernadette was also found in the following language(s): French and German

Notable Persons Named Bernadette

Bernadette Peters is an actress, singer, and author. She was most prominent from 1958 to present. Bernadette was given the name Bernadette Lazzara on February 28th, 1948 in Ozone Park, Queens, New York, United States.

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Bern Nadette Stanis is an actress, author, and actor. Her ongoing career started in 1974. Bern was given the name Bernadette Stanislaus on December 22nd, 1953 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S. Bern is also known as BernNadette Stanis, BernNadette, and Bern.

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Bernie Nolan was an actress, singer, and entertainer. Her career lasted from 1974 to 2013. Bernie was given the name Bernadette Therese Nolan on October 17th, 1960 in Dublin. She left this life on July 4th, 2013.

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Bernadette Devlin McAliskey is an office holder. Bernadette was born on April 23rd, 1947 in Cookstown, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland.

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Bernie was given the name Bernadette Belle Souza in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania.

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Kelly Johnson was a heavy metal music and rock music musician, guitarist, singing, songwriter, environmentalist, and social work. She plays Electric guitar, vocals, bass, piano, Bass guitar, Gibson Les Paul, and Aria (guitar company). She was most active from 1978 to 2000. Kelly was given the name Bernadette Jean Johnson on June 20th, 1958 in Edmonton, London. She left this life on July 15th, 2007.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Bernadette

Bernadette is a pop music singing. Bernadette was given the name Bernadette Kraakman on March 1st, 1959 in Volendam. Bernadette is also known as Kraakman and Bernadette.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 8 8 0
1881 5 5 0
1882 6 6 0
1884 6 6 0
1885 7 7 0
1886 10 10 0
1887 12 12 0
1888 16 16 0
1889 23 23 0
1890 20 20 0
1891 19 19 0
1892 22 22 0
1893 26 26 0
1894 32 32 0
1895 40 40 0
1896 49 49 0
1897 41 41 0
1898 48 48 0
1899 51 51 0
1900 47 47 0
1901 45 45 0
1902 53 53 0
1903 56 56 0
1904 46 46 0
1905 46 46 0
1906 55 55 0
1907 62 62 0
1908 95 95 0
1909 93 93 0
1910 96 96 0
1911 92 92 0
1912 142 142 0
1913 183 183 0
1914 201 201 0
1915 256 256 0
1916 253 253 0
1917 269 269 0
1918 283 283 0
1919 303 303 0
1920 330 330 0
1921 356 356 0
1922 338 338 0
1923 359 359 0
1924 348 348 0
1925 362 362 0
1926 368 368 0
1927 373 373 0
1928 371 371 0
1929 328 328 0
1930 323 323 0
1931 288 288 0
1932 314 314 0
1933 394 394 0
1934 619 619 0
1935 394 394 0
1936 382 382 0
1937 336 336 0
1938 367 367 0
1939 353 353 0
1940 323 323 0
1941 329 329 0
1942 373 373 0
1943 655 655 0
1944 1,035 1,035 0
1945 1,016 1,016 0
1946 1,320 1,320 0
1947 1,253 1,253 0
1948 1,183 1,183 0
1949 1,142 1,142 0
1950 1,044 1,044 0
1951 991 991 0
1952 995 995 0
1953 911 911 0
1954 1,000 1,000 0
1955 963 963 0
1956 924 924 0
1957 989 989 0
1958 1,493 1,493 0
1959 1,391 1,391 0
1960 1,426 1,426 0
1961 1,207 1,207 0
1962 1,141 1,136 5
1963 1,025 1,020 5
1964 939 933 6
1965 910 910 0
1966 1,117 1,112 5
1967 1,225 1,217 8
1968 921 921 0
1969 842 836 6
1970 775 775 0
1971 747 740 7
1972 637 637 0
1973 612 606 6
1974 572 572 0
1975 545 545 0
1976 537 537 0
1977 560 553 7
1978 461 461 0
1979 461 461 0
1980 434 434 0
1981 380 380 0
1982 436 436 0
1983 371 366 5
1984 321 321 0
1985 268 268 0
1986 273 273 0
1987 288 288 0
1988 270 270 0
1989 235 235 0
1990 281 281 0
1991 237 237 0
1992 235 235 0
1993 215 215 0
1994 184 184 0
1995 174 174 0
1996 170 170 0
1997 158 158 0
1998 174 174 0
1999 151 151 0
2000 110 110 0
2001 125 125 0
2002 101 101 0
2003 99 99 0
2004 96 96 0
2005 91 91 0
2006 94 94 0
2007 74 74 0
2008 77 77 0
2009 77 77 0
2010 78 78 0
2011 63 63 0
2012 88 88 0
2013 95 95 0
2014 134 134 0
2015 154 154 0
2016 145 145 0

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Popularity of Bernadette as a first name

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Popularity of Bernadette as a last name

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Fun Facts about the name Bernadette

  • How Popular is the name Bernadette? Bernadette is the 946th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Bernadette have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 53,366 babies born with the first name Bernadette in the United States. That's more than enough people named Bernadette to occupy the territory of Faroe Islands (Denmark) with an estimated population of 48,285 (as of March 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Bernadette? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Bernadette first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Bernadette is Sunday, May 25th, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Bernadette born? The highest recorded use of the first name Bernadette was in 1958 with a total of 1,493 babies. That's a lot of babies named Bernadette!
  • Random Bernadette Factoid: According to the 1956 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Bernadette ranks 81st in popularity as a baby girl's name in Hawaii. Imagine that, 22 babies in Hawaii have the same name as you in 1956.
  • Weird things about the name Bernadette: Your name in reverse order is Ettedanreb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Trdeenteba. How do you pronounce that?

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