Bernhard

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Male Male Name

Usage

Old Norse Old Norse
Old Swedish Old Swedish
Old Danish Old Danish
Sweden Swedish
Norway Norwegian
Denmark Danish
Iceland Icelandic
Faroe Islands Faroese
Finland Finnish
Greenland Greenlandic

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Origin and Meaning

German younger form of Berinhart [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]

Related Names

See Berinhart

Patronyms [What's That?]

Male

Bernhardintytär Finland
Bernhardsen Denmark Norway
Bernhardson Norway Sweden
Bernhardssen Norway
Bernhardsson Faroe Islands Iceland Norway Sweden
Bernhardssøn Norway
Bernhardsøn Norway

Female

Bernharddatter Denmark Norway
Bernhardinpoika Finland
Bernhardsdatter Denmark Norway
Bernhardsdotter Norway Sweden
Bernhardsdóttir Faroe Islands Iceland

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Bernhard
Genitive: Bernhards
Faroe Islands - Faroese
Nominative: Bernhard
Accusative: Bernhard
Dative: Bernhardi
Genitive: Bernhards
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Bernhard
Genitive: Bernhardin
Partitive: Bernhardia
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Bernhard
Accusative: Bernhard
Dative: Bernhard
Genitive: Bernhards
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Bernhard
Genitive: Bernhards
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Bernhard
Genitive: Bernhards

Name Days

Denmark Denmark

20 August

Faroe Islands Faroe Islands

20 August

Norway Norway

20 August

Finland (Swedish Language)Finland (Swedish Language) Finland (Swedish Language)

19 April

Sweden Sweden

20 August

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Namesakes

  • Bernhard Herzog (= Duke) von Sachsen-Weimar, 16th August, 1604 - 18th July, 1639, German general in the Thirty Years' War, who faught for the Swedish king Gustav II Adolf
  • Bernhard Severin Ingemann (28 May 1789 – 24 February 1862), Danish novelist and poet
  • Bernhard Anders Christensen (9 March 1906 - 20 March 2004), Danish composer and organist

Trivia

Statistics

Name Count per Country (What's this?)

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Total Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[12]
422 4875 0 2 422 4873
Finland Finland[13]
n.a.
4739 0 0
n.a.
4739
Denmark Denmark[14]
278
n.a.
0
n.a.
278
n.a.
Iceland Iceland[15]
15 29
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Greenland Greenland[16]
6 21
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Norway Norway[17]
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
695
n.a.
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for Bernhard (m) Sources: [12][14][17][13]

Norwegian Historic Statistics Trend

Norwegian historic statistics for Bernhard (m)

Swedish Regional Distribution

Regional distribution of Bernhard (m) in Sweden in the year 1880. Swedish Regional Distribution for Bernhard (m)


References

  1. Árni Dahl: Navnabókin (2005)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  6. Kustaa Vilkuna: Etunimet (1990)
  7. Elof Hellquist: Svensk etymologisk ordbok (1922)
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Guðrún Kvaran: Nöfn Íslendinga (2011)
  9. Mannanafnaskrá at island.is, http://www.island.is
  10. © Nordic Names (Swedish Statistics - Regional Distribution)
  11. IKEA 2016, http://www.ikea.com/
  12. 12.0 12.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  13. 13.0 13.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  14. 14.0 14.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  15. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  16. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/
  17. 17.0 17.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no