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Meaning: Feminine for Bernard

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Bernadette

This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Bernadette in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the girl's name Bernadette:

  • Records indicate that 50,648 girls in the United States have been named Bernadette since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1958, when 1,491 people in the U.S. were given the name Bernadette. Those people are now 62 years old.

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    Comments about the name Bernadette

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      8 Positive Comments

  • "My name is Bernadette's I was named after my great grandma Bernadine. I love my name some people call me Bernie, Burnout, Bern,but I still live my name since I watched St. Bernadette. I also like St. Bernadette am my parent's first born and born on the 7th of a month not going to tell anyone what month to much info." Mar. 28, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "I've got this name and it's never given me any trouble for teasing anyway - well, I had a bad surname. However, at least in Australia, a lot of people have a habit of going "Can I call you Bernie?" which I hated - I'd advise that anyone named Bernadette gets used to telling people that they don't like nicknames or come up with a substitute one (mine was Bena). Unless you like Bernie... which is cool too. Overall, I like my name." Dec. 6, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "Gorgeous strong and gorgeous again. The world belongs to any femme named Bernadette. Alluring." Mar. 31, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "Beautiful name! Classy & sophisticated! A Bernadette would be beautiful & elegant." May. 7, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "i named my daughter bernadette after the amazingly talented actress/singer bernadette peters. i am a huge fan of hers. she is the greatest of all time... my daughetr loves her name and is also a fan of peters as well...." Mar. 20, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my middle name, which was my grandmother's name. I love it!" Dec. 15, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Bernadette and I love it now. Growing up, I hated it because kids were cruel and made fun of my name. "bern a joint, bernardo, bernadetto, bern the fern, bernie mac, etc." The list went on. But now, at the age of 30, I am so glad I don't have some common name. My friends call me Bern, B, or BB, which is fine, but I can't stand Bernie. I always get comments on what a beautiful and UNIQUE name I have. People say they never forget me because of my name. I always get comments that I'm lucky I don't have a generic popular name like jennifer, michelle, or katherine." Mar. 16, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is "just" Berna. My mom got it from St. Bernadette, Catholic name. I like it alot b/c no one I know so far has that exact spelling. People 99% of the time do not know how to spell or pronounce my name or if it is a girl or boy's name. Once I asociate it with Bernadette they get it. I don't like to do that b/c I end up being called Bernadette. Also if I don't compare my name with Bernadette, I immediately get called Verna, which I dislike that name even more than Bernadette. I'm glad my name is Berna. I also believe when you give your child a name for example like mine, have that name (spelling) on their birth certificate instead of changing the spelling b/c if they should get older and be in an occupation (attorney/or dr.)some think it does not look professional to have Berna on a name plate but should be Bernadette. Spell their name "One" way the way you want and will be calling them by. Talked your ear off. Have a good one." Jun. 18, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      1 Negative Comment

  • "I hate this name... I've known 3 Bernadettes in my life and I hate them all." Feb. 21, 2010: Report as inappropriate

      5 Neutral Comments

  • "Did not like my name until a nun told me about saint Bernadette. My mother stated she got my name from a poodle in the newspaper." Feb. 14, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name I Bernadette, I know 4 people with the same name. Our parents got the name from the movie about St. Bernadette. Each of our behaviors and demeanors are as close to a Saint as one gets. Neither one of us has had any bad experiences. We love our name and people have given compliments about the name." Apr. 16, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name,I'm 32 and my froends calling me Bernie which I love:-)) Some people calling me Bernard,and Burn and Barneeeey but I love it all:-))) Being Bernie is cool:-)))" Aug. 30, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Bernadette I never been teased or anything like that I like my name because there are not to many people have my name the only thing that bother me as s kid it along name to have to write but I am 43years old and I still like my name and I like it there is a song about my name by the four tops an it is my ring tone when my mom calls me" Jan. 11, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My wife and I are naming our girl Bernadette. I hope the name doesn't get too attached to that tv show." May. 4, 2013: Report as inappropriate

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