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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Bernal

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Equivalent to Bernard.

  1. A surname​.

Notable Persons Named Bernal

Bernal Rojas is a comics character.


Bernal was born in 1331. He passed away in 1391.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Bernal

Gael García Bernal is an actor, director, and film director. He was most active from 1989 to present. Gael was born on November 30th, 1978 in Guadalajara.


John Desmond Bernal was a scientist in the field of x-ray crystallography. John was born on May 10th, 1901 in Nenagh, County Tipperary, Ireland. He passed away on September 15th, 1971.


Kris Bernal is a tv and film actress. She was most prominent from 2006 to present. Kris was given the name Kristine Ann Tan Bernal on May 17th, 1989 in Quezon City.


Lorena was given the name Lorena Raquel Bernal Pascual on May 12th, 1981 in San Miguel de Tucumán. Lorena is also known as Raquel Pascual.


Ishmael Bernal was a film director. Ishmael was born on September 30th, 1938 in Manila. He left this life on June 2nd, 1996.


Joyce E. Bernal is a film editing, film director, editor, and director. She was most active from 1994 to present. Joyce was born on September 6th, 1968 in Philippines.


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Popularity of Bernal as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Bernal U.S.
  White 7.95% 64.26%
  African American 0.41% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.39% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.31% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.39% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 88.54% 16.26%

Of Last Name Bernal

People with the last name Bernal are most frequently Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Bernal

  • How Popular is the name Bernal? Bernal is the 27,544th most popular name of all time. As a last name Bernal was the 873rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Bernal have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 190 babies born with the first name Bernal in the United States. That's more than enough people named Bernal to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Bernal? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1914 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Bernal first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Bernal is Monday, June 10th, 1878.
  • What year had the most people named Bernal born? The highest recorded use of the first name Bernal was in 1918 with a total of 18 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Bernal: Your name in reverse order is Lanreb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ebalrn. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Bernal? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 39,693 people with the last name Bernal.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Bernal? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 13 of them will have Bernal as their last name.

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  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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