Bertrand name meaning

✍  Updated on: March 10th, 2023
Gender: Boy
Origin: Old High German and Germanic
Usage: English, German, French, Finnish, Swedish, Danish and Norwegian
Pronunciation: pronunciation of Bertrand b(e)-rtra-nd
Meaning: Intelligent, Glorious Raven, Introduced to Britain During the Norman Conquest and Shiny Raven
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What does Bertrand mean?

Commonly Accepted and Ceaseless Bertrand is originated from Old High German and Germanic is used especially in French, German, English, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian and Finnish, Bertrand means "Intelligent, Glorious Raven, Introduced to Britain During the Norman Conquest or Shiny Shield" is given to baby boys.

Also Bertrand is French equivalent of Bertram. The name is celebrated on October 16th or September 6th.

Is Bertrand suitable to use as a baby name?

Bertrand is a unique and distinctive baby boy name that originated from French. The name Bertrand has several specialties that set it apart from other names.

Firstly, it has an elegant and sophisticated sound which makes it a great choice for parents who are looking for a timeless name for their baby boy. Secondly, the name Bertrand has historical significance and is associated with several famous people in history.

This makes the name even more meaningful and special. Lastly, the meaning of Bertrand which is "magnificent crow" adds an interesting dimension to this already fascinating name. All of these factors make Bertrand a wonderful choice for parents who want something unusual yet classic for their little prince.

How do I pronounce Bertrand?

You can pronounce the two syllabled name Bertrand as b(e)-rtra-nd. ber(t)-rand is the different way(s) to pronounce the name.

Variants of Bertrand

Bertie, Alberta, Bertha, Roberta, Bertram, Berahthraban, Berhtraban, Beltrame, Alba, Alli, Adalbert, Adalbrecht, Adalberta, Bartha, Berthalee, Birdie, Robyn

Names that rhyme with Bertrand

How popular is the name Bertrand?

Bertrand was among the popular names in France. Since emerging in 1900 around 67377 babies have been given the first name. At its zenith in 1970, 2054 boys were bestowed the name and it was ranked at 47th position.

However the graph is now showing a downward trend after 121 years. In addition to that, the moniker has been in the top 50 baby names 4 times Bertrand is a familiar baby name in United States, it has been in use since 1880 and was able to reach the top 600 names.

In 1896, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 518 on boy names chart when 95 babies were named Bertrand. Over 3971 babies in United States have been named Bertrand.

Bertrand is a unique baby name in Belgium during its short run, it been to the top 400 names.

In 1995, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 349 on boy names chart when 27 babies were named Bertrand. Over 122 people have been named Bertrand in Belgium. Bertrand is an uncommon baby name in England and Wales, in use since 1997, peaked in 2003 when it ranked 2857th.

But Bertrand is a popular baby name in Cameroon where every 1 in 1000 have the name as well as in, Central African Republic, Chad, Canada, Madagascar and Congo. According to our evaluation, over 170000 babies have been named Bertrand globally.

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Bertrand in Nordic countries

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What numbers say about Bertrand?

Your friends are like addicted to you, but your family isn't very happy with how you live your life cause you are restless. You often trust the wrong people when it comes to relationships. Having vowel E as your first one in your name represents your sensitivity. Due to your naivety, you are taken advantage of very often. You are lagging behind on motivational front. Meditation is your thing. Once you relax and start talking, you never stop.

Looking for names similar to Bertrand? Please go through the following names

  •  Barthelmy - Boy name Barthelmy is of Aramaic origin, meaning of Barthelmy is "Both Surname or Given Name or Son of a Farmer" is used majorly in French and English
  •  Albertine - Pleasing and Orthodox Germanic and Old High German Albertine bestowed upon baby girls which is used in Swedish, English and Norwegian, meaning of Albertine is "Noble Famous, Noble or All or Illustrious"
  •  Gaultier - Gaultiers origin is German and French, meaning of Gaultier is "To Govern or Loved or Ruler of the Army" is used for baby boys
  •  Norvil - Uncustomary Norvils origin is Old French, meaning of Norvil is "Northern Town" is given to baby boys. Norvil is resulted from Norville.
  •  Huette - Originated from Germanic, Huette means "Female Version of Hugh or Little Hugh", a girl name is used majorly in French and English
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Sibling Names for Bertrand

Choosing a name for your baby can be a daunting task, especially if you want to stick with a specific theme. If you've decided on the name Bertrand, then you might be looking for sibling names that complement it. Here are some ideas to help you on your quest.

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Famous people named Bertrand

  • Bertrand Andrieu, French engraver of medals
  • Bertrand Clauzel, marshal of France
  • Bertrand Cantat, French musician and former frontman of rock band Noir Désir
  • Bertrand R. Brinley, American writer of short stories and children's tales
  • Bertrand Hallward, first Vice-Chancellor of the University of Nottingham
  • Bertrand Newton, fictitious character created by Australian comedian Charles Firth for his satirical book American Hoax
  • Bertrand de Molleville, French politician
  • Bertrand Dawson, 1st Viscount Dawson of Penn, physician to the British Royal Family and President of the Royal College of Physicians
  • Bertrand Osborne, British politician from Montserrat
  • Bertrand Renouvin, French political figure
  • Bertrand Narvesen, Norwegian businessman and merchant
  • Bertrand Poirot-Delpech, French journalist, essayist and novelist
  • Bertrand Meigh Peek, British astronomer
  • Bertrand Burgalat, French musician, composer and producer
  • Bertrand de Billy, French conductor
  • Bertrand Lagier, O.Min
  • Bertrand II of Provence, was count of Provence following the death of his father Geoffrey I of Provence
  • Bertrand de Turre, French Franciscan theologian and Cardinal
  • Bertrand Duchaufour, French perfumer
  • Bertrand Gille, French archivist and historian of technology
  • Bertrand Moingeon, escpeurope
  • Bertrand Philip, Count of Gronsveld, former Dutch envoy
  • Bertrand Russell, I Appeal unto Caesar': The Case of the Conscientious Objectors'
  • Bertrand Halperin, Hollis Professor of Mathematics and Natural Philosophy at the physics department of Harvard University
  • Bertrand de Jouvenel, French philosopher, political economist
  • Bertrand Delanoë, retired French politician
  • Bertrand Blier, French film director and writer
  • Bertrand Barère, French politician, freemason, journalist
  • Bertrand Meyer, French academic, author
  • Bertrand Piccard, Swiss psychiatrist and balloonist
  • Bertrand du Guesclin, Breton knight and an important military commander
  • Bertrand Gachot, French former racing driver
  • Bertrand Snell, represented upstate New York
  • Bertrand Berry, retired American football defensive end
  • Bertrand Tavernier, French director, screenwriter, actor and producer
  • Bertrand de Blanchefort, sixth Grand Master of the Knights Templar
  • Bertrand Serlet, French software engineer; he worked first at the 'Institut national de recherche en informatique et en automatique' before leaving France for the United States
  • Bertrand Goldberg, American architect and industrial designer, best
  • Bertrand Crasson, former Belgian footballer
  • Bertrand Bossu, French footballer who plays as a goalkeeper
  • Bertrand Marchand, French former football player and manager
  • Bertrand W. Gearhart, American lawyer and politician
  • Bertrand Layec, former French football referee
  • Bertrand Laquait, French retired footballer
  • Bertrand Baguette, Belgian professional racing driver
  • Bertrand Bonello, French film director, screenwriter
  • Bertrand Ngapounou, retired Cameroonian football defender
  • Bertrand de Bar-sur-Aube was a French cleric and poet;
  • Director Bertrand Arthuys, notable for movie Beau Pere
  • Bertrand Bautheac played important role of N in 1984 crime movie Point mort.
  • In 2015, Bertrand Cadart portrayed the role of Clunk in documentary movie The Madness of Max.
  • Bertrand Duarte portrayed central role of N in 1989 comedy flick SuperOutro.
  • In 2005, Bertrand Schafer played the role of Detective in drama film Point of Departure.
  • In 2005, Bertrand Auriol portrayed the role of André in film Claudia disparue.
  • Bertrand Nadler characterized the main character of N in 2003 film L'homme qui aimait les hommes.

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