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Bertha

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 1,320 1,320 0 #9 girl name
1881 1,329 1,324 5 #9 girl name
1882 1,516 1,508 8 #9 girl name
1883 1,687 1,681 6 #7 girl name
1884 1,797 1,789 8 #9 girl name
1885 1,873 1,860 13 #8 girl name
1886 2,013 2,001 12 #8 girl name
1887 2,048 2,037 11 #7 girl name
1888 2,463 2,450 13 #7 girl name
1889 2,305 2,293 12 #11 girl name
1890 2,394 2,388 6 #10 girl name
1891 2,380 2,372 8 #10 girl name
1892 2,629 2,617 12 #11 girl name
1893 2,633 2,623 10 #10 girl name
1894 2,510 2,496 14 #14 girl name
1895 2,639 2,626 13 #11 girl name
1896 2,577 2,565 12 #15 girl name
1897 2,511 2,502 9 #13 girl name
1898 2,652 2,642 10 #17 girl name
1899 2,299 2,294 5 #16 girl name
1900 3,041 3,019 22 #16 girl name
1901 2,263 2,257 6 #19 girl name
1902 2,383 2,372 11 #22 girl name
1903 2,319 2,309 10 #22 girl name
1904 2,379 2,363 16 #20 girl name
1905 2,444 2,434 10 #21 girl name
1906 2,312 2,302 10 #25 girl name
1907 2,378 2,363 15 #26 girl name
1908 2,391 2,384 7 #29 girl name
1909 2,453 2,444 9 #29 girl name
1910 2,664 2,651 13 #33 girl name
1911 2,611 2,606 5 #36 girl name
1912 3,306 3,288 18 #36 girl name
1913 3,359 3,345 14 #39 girl name
1914 3,868 3,859 9 #41 girl name
1915 4,797 4,785 12 #46 girl name
1916 4,915 4,900 15 #49 girl name
1917 4,900 4,880 20 #51 girl name
1918 5,066 5,052 14 #51 girl name
1919 4,764 4,754 10 #52 girl name
1920 4,626 4,604 22 #57 girl name
1921 4,624 4,608 16 #59 girl name
1922 4,436 4,419 17 #63 girl name
1923 4,137 4,122 15 #64 girl name
1924 4,145 4,122 23 #65 girl name
1925 3,784 3,770 14 #74 girl name
1926 3,606 3,584 22 #76 girl name
1927 3,404 3,380 24 #80 girl name
1928 3,179 3,161 18 #81 girl name
1929 2,813 2,801 12 #93 girl name
1930 2,624 2,603 21 #95 girl name
1931 2,380 2,364 16
1932 2,500 2,475 25
1933 2,172 2,160 12
1934 2,096 2,080 16
1935 2,088 2,071 17
1936 1,929 1,915 14
1937 1,963 1,950 13
1938 1,833 1,817 16
1939 1,813 1,794 19
1940 1,741 1,730 11
1941 1,738 1,723 15
1942 1,767 1,756 11
1943 1,803 1,790 13
1944 1,636 1,628 8
1945 1,431 1,426 5
1946 1,538 1,532 6
1947 1,609 1,603 6
1948 1,515 1,515 0
1949 1,530 1,521 9
1950 1,403 1,397 6
1951 1,329 1,329 0
1952 1,254 1,249 5
1953 1,183 1,174 9
1954 1,158 1,158 0
1955 1,163 1,153 10
1956 955 949 6
1957 1,017 1,017 0
1958 956 951 5
1959 874 874 0
1960 852 852 0
1961 748 738 10
1962 729 729 0
1963 575 575 0
1964 640 640 0
1965 560 554 6
1966 533 528 5
1967 432 432 0
1968 395 395 0
1969 397 397 0
1970 366 366 0
1971 351 351 0
1972 286 286 0
1973 316 316 0
1974 275 275 0
1975 263 263 0
1976 216 216 0
1977 232 232 0
1978 199 199 0
1979 209 209 0
1980 203 203 0
1981 209 209 0
1982 186 186 0
1983 166 166 0
1984 146 146 0
1985 162 162 0
1986 149 144 5
1987 155 155 0
1988 146 146 0
1989 167 167 0
1990 178 178 0
1991 156 156 0
1992 171 171 0
1993 161 161 0
1994 124 124 0
1995 142 142 0
1996 129 129 0
1997 123 123 0
1998 107 107 0
1999 103 103 0
2000 92 92 0
2001 98 98 0
2002 80 80 0
2003 55 55 0
2004 68 68 0
2005 57 57 0
2006 72 72 0
2007 63 63 0
2008 45 45 0
2009 46 46 0
2010 40 40 0
2011 46 46 0
2012 28 28 0
2013 27 27 0
2014 34 34 0
2015 30 30 0

Fun Facts about the name Bertha

  • How many people with the first name Bertha have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 208,478 babies born with the first name Bertha in the United States. That's more than enough people named Bertha to occupy the country of Samoa with an estimated population of 186,340 (as of November 7, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Bertha? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 1,320 new born babies.
  • When was Bertha first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Bertha is Tuesday, November 14th, 1865.
  • What year had the most people named Bertha born? The highest recorded use of the first name Bertha was in 1918 with a total of 5,052 babies. That's a lot of babies named Bertha!
  • Random Bertha Factoid: According to the 1912 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Bertha ranks 69th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Arizona. Imagine that, 5 babies in Arizona have the same name as you in 1912.
  • Weird things about the name Bertha: Your name in reverse order is Ahtreb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rhabte. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Bertha? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 512 people with the last name Bertha.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Bertha? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Bertha as their last name since less than 1 person in 588k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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Common last names for Bertha

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Williams
  • Miller
  • Jones
  • Davis
  • Wilson
  • Anderson
  • Taylor
  • Moore
  • Thompson
  • Thomas
  • Jackson
  • Martin
  • Harris
  • White
  • Clark
  • Hall
  • Robinson

Common first names for Bertha

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Bertha U.S.
  White 71.68% 64.26%
  African American 18.55% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.95% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 7.42% 16.26%

Of Last Name Bertha

People with the last name Bertha are most frequently White or African American

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

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Origin and Meaning of Bertha

The name "Bertha" is of German origin, and it means "Bright". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Ber"tha
A kind of collar or cape worn by ladies.

Etymology: F. berthe, fr. Berthe, a woman's name

From Old High German berhta (“bright one”), which was an epithet of the goddess Frigg.

  1. A female given name.

Bertha was also found in the following language(s): Danish and German

Notable Persons With the Name Bertha

Bertha von Suttner

Bertha von Suttner was a pacifism, novelist, and pacifist. Bertha was born on June 9th, 1843 in Prague. She passed away on June 21st, 1914.

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Billie Dove

Billie Dove was an actress. She was most prominent from 1918 to 1932. Billie was given the name Bertha Bohny on May 14th, 1903 in New York City, New York, U.S. Billie is also known as Lillian Bohny. She breathed her last breath on December 31st, 1997.

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Lulu Roman

Lulu Roman is a christian music musician. She has been prominent since 1969. Lulu was given the name Bertha Louise Hable on May 6th, 1946 in Dallas, Texas, U.S.

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Bertha Pappenheim

Bertha Pappenheim was a neu-isenburg orphanage for jewish girls. Bertha was born on February 27th, 1859 in Vienna. Bertha is also known as Anna O.. She died on May 28th, 1936.

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Bertha Gifford

Bertha Gifford was a famous person. Bertha was born in 1872. She left this life on August 20th, 1951.

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Bertha of Kent

Bertha of Kent was a famed human. She holds the title Queen consort of Kent, Queen, and Confessor. Bertha was born in 565 in Neustria. She left this life in 601.

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  • Bertha of Holland
    (royalty)
  • Patricia Manterola
    (singing)
  • Bertha Honoré Palmer
    (businesswoman)
  • Bertha of Burgundy
    (important human)
  • Bertha of Savoy
    (influential somebody)
  • Bertha Maria Julia Lutz
    (brazilian scientist)
  • Bertha of Swabia
    (important somebody)
  • Bertha Knight Landes
    (38)
  • Bertha of Hereford
    (famed human)
  • B. M. Bower
    (author)
  • Bertha Lum
    (influential person)
  • Bertha Heyman
    (noteworthy human)
  • Bertha "Chippie" Hill
    (singing)
  • Bertha Kalich
    (actress)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Bertha

Big Bertha

Big Bertha is a comics character.

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Daughter of Lothair Ii Bertha

Daughter of Lothair Ii Bertha was a famous person. Daughter was born in 863. She died in 925.

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Duchess of Brittany Bertha

Duchess of Brittany Bertha is a famed human.

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Bertha

Bertha is an important individual. They hold the title Queen consort of Kent.

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What does the name Bertha mean?

Bis for bouquet, the flowers around you.

Eis for enjoy, your life can be fun!

Ris for rely, everyone's trustworthy friend.

Tis for tender, loving nature.

His for happy, your wonderful laugh.

Ais for accountable, someone to be counted on

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