Bernadette
Origin/Usage
Germanic
Pronunciation
ber-na-DET
Meaning
As strong as a bear
More info about the name "Bernadette"

Bernadette is a variant of Bernard, or Bernarda. Bernarda originates in Germanic languages and means "as strong as a bear". It is a feminine form of Bernard. Nowadays, Bernadette is much more popular than the original Bernarda or Bernardine.

Popularity of the Name Bernadette
Also Spelled Like...

Bernadett, Bernardetta, Bernardette, Bernardita

Famous Bernadettes

Bernadette Peters - actress
Bernadette Bowyer - Canadian field hockey player
Bernadette Chirac - wife of former French President Jacques Chirac

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