Bernie

First Name
11k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
258
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Bernie

"Bernie" is a name of French origin, and it means "Bold as a Bear". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Wiktionary

Bernard +‎ -ie

  1. A diminutive of the male given name Bernard, also used as a formal given name.
  2. A diminutive of the female given names Bernice or Bernadette.

Notable Persons Named Bernie

Bernie Sanders is a Chairman of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, Mayor of Burlington, Chairman of theSenate Veterans' Affairs Committee, and Mayor ofBurlington. Bernie was born on September 8th, 1941.

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Bernie Ecclestone is a businessman. He holds the title Chief Executive of Formula One Group and Chief Executive ofFormula One Group. He was most prominent from 1945 to present. Bernie was given the name Bernard Charles Ecclestone on October 28th, 1930 in Bungay, Suffolk, England, UK.

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Bernie Mac was an observational comedy, satire, black comedy, and insult comedy comedian. Bernie was given the name Bernard Jeffrey McCullough on October 5th, 1957 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. He left this life on August 9th, 2008.

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Bernie Taupin is a rock music and pop music musician. He was most prominent from 1967 to present. Bernie was given the name Bernard John Taupin on May 22nd, 1950 in Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England.

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Bernie Leadon is a rock music, country rock, and bluegrass music musician and songwriter. He plays Guitar, banjo, mandolin, dobro, pedal steel guitar, and vocals. He was most active from 1961 to present. Bernie was given the name Bernard Mathew Leadon III on July 19th, 1947 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.

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Bernie Worrell is a funk, rock music, alternative rock, blues rock, rhythm, blues, jazz, and psychedelic rock musician, composer, and producer. He plays Keyboards, Keyboard instrument, Electronic organ, and Synthesizer. He has had major accomplishments since 1947. Bernie was given the name George Bernard Worrell, Jr. on April 19th, 1944 in Long Branch, New Jersey, United States. Bernie is also known as Dr. Woo".

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Bernie

Ben Bernie was a jazz violinist, bandleader, radio personality, jazz, and jazzviolinist. Ben was born on May 30th, 1891 in Bayonne, New Jersey, U.S. He breathed his last breath on October 23rd, 1943.

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Finn Bernie was a football player. Finn was born on June 4th, 1907. He died on September 26th, 1993.

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His most notable accomplishments were from 1960 to 1980. Dave was born in 1948 in Ferns, County Wexford.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 5 0 5
1882 11 0 11
1883 7 0 7
1884 6 0 6
1885 5 0 5
1886 8 0 8
1887 6 0 6
1888 13 0 13
1889 11 0 11
1890 19 6 13
1891 13 5 8
1892 19 6 13
1893 10 0 10
1894 13 0 13
1895 14 0 14
1896 5 0 5
1897 16 8 8
1898 5 0 5
1899 10 0 10
1900 30 11 19
1901 17 5 12
1902 17 0 17
1903 16 7 9
1904 13 0 13
1905 27 9 18
1906 17 5 12
1907 27 6 21
1908 35 16 19
1909 22 8 14
1910 32 10 22
1911 38 11 27
1912 52 19 33
1913 65 22 43
1914 77 24 53
1915 98 23 75
1916 107 19 88
1917 96 17 79
1918 106 32 74
1919 118 18 100
1920 110 20 90
1921 115 26 89
1922 116 25 91
1923 128 29 99
1924 118 29 89
1925 133 32 101
1926 138 33 105
1927 112 23 89
1928 138 28 110
1929 109 19 90
1930 120 21 99
1931 137 24 113
1932 165 34 131
1933 146 19 127
1934 167 27 140
1935 168 33 135
1936 141 14 127
1937 171 27 144
1938 171 26 145
1939 139 20 119
1940 138 22 116
1941 164 18 146
1942 157 22 135
1943 155 13 142
1944 163 25 138
1945 158 30 128
1946 174 34 140
1947 203 27 176
1948 171 16 155
1949 155 21 134
1950 149 22 127
1951 149 29 120
1952 147 20 127
1953 159 29 130
1954 180 34 146
1955 160 25 135
1956 177 23 154
1957 224 50 174
1958 245 35 210
1959 220 37 183
1960 265 35 230
1961 245 30 215
1962 232 29 203
1963 179 19 160
1964 178 12 166
1965 131 12 119
1966 113 15 98
1967 110 10 100
1968 96 10 86
1969 96 6 90
1970 87 0 87
1971 83 9 74
1972 90 6 84
1973 78 5 73
1974 57 0 57
1975 68 8 60
1976 53 0 53
1977 70 0 70
1978 52 0 52
1979 53 0 53
1980 45 0 45
1981 37 0 37
1982 28 0 28
1983 31 0 31
1984 36 0 36
1985 43 0 43
1986 33 0 33
1987 26 0 26
1988 25 0 25
1989 36 0 36
1990 33 0 33
1991 27 0 27
1992 33 0 33
1993 26 0 26
1994 28 0 28
1995 21 0 21
1996 23 0 23
1997 26 0 26
1998 26 0 26
1999 24 0 24
2000 21 0 21
2001 20 0 20
2002 21 0 21
2003 29 0 29
2004 25 0 25
2005 30 0 30
2006 24 0 24
2007 11 0 11
2008 21 0 21
2009 20 0 20
2010 19 0 19
2011 12 0 12
2012 9 0 9
2013 11 0 11
2014 6 0 6
2015 11 0 11
2016 21 0 21
2017 9 0 9

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Popularity of Bernie as a first name

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Popularity of Bernie as a last name

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Common last names for Bernie

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  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Brown
  • Jones
  • White
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  • Anderson
  • Davis
  • Moore
  • Jackson
  • Thompson
  • Taylor
  • Adams
  • Campbell

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Bernie U.S.
  White 65.12% 64.26%
  African American 3.10% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 5.43% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 15.50% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.71% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 8.14% 16.26%

Of Last Name Bernie

People with the last name Bernie are most frequently White or American Indian and Alaska Native

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Fun Facts about the name Bernie

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  • How Popular is the name Bernie? Bernie is the 2,395th most popular name of all time. As a last name Bernie was the 74,826th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Bernie have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 10,659 babies born with the first name Bernie in the United States. That's more than enough people named Bernie to occupy the country of Tuvalu with an estimated population of 10,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Bernie? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Bernie first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Bernie is Tuesday, April 8th, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Bernie born? The highest recorded use of the first name Bernie was in 1960 with a total of 230 babies.
  • Random Bernie Factoid: According to the 1949 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Bernie is not a popular baby boy's name in Colorado. Imagine that, only 9 babies in Colorado have the same name as you in 1949.
  • Weird things about the name Bernie: Your name in reverse order is Einreb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eneibr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Bernie? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 258 people with the last name Bernie.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Bernie? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Bernie as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.1m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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