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ˈbɜrn staɪn, -stinbern·stein

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Bernstein, Leonard Bernsteinnoun

    United States conductor and composer (1918-1990)


  1. Bernstein

    Bernstein is a common surname in the German language, meaning "amber" (literally "burn stone"). The name is used by both Germans and Jews, although it is most common among people of Ashkenazi Jewish heritage. The German pronunciation is [ˈbɛʁnʃtaɪn] (listen), but in English it is pronounced either as or .


  1. bernstein

    Bernstein is a surname of Jewish Ashkenazi origin which means "amber" in German. It can refer to several notable people or concepts, depending on the context. These can include Leonard Bernstein, an American composer, or Bernstein polynomials in mathematics. It can also refer to places such as Bernstein in Austria or Germany.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Bernstein is ranked #2015 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Bernstein surname appeared 17,916 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 6 would have the surname Bernstein.

    95.2% or 17,058 total occurrences were White.
    2.2% or 403 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1% or 185 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.7% or 134 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.6% or 124 total occurrences were Black.
    0% or 14 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Bernstein in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Bernstein in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Bernstein in a Sentence

  1. Joel Hellman:

    We appreciate Mr. Bernstein's efforts to apologize for recent comments deeply inconsistent with our values and mission and have accepted his resignation from the MSFS Board of Advisers, mSFS will continue its dedication to preparing women and men for leadership roles in global affairs.

  2. Maxwell Perkins:

    Tom does n’t really have a family, he ends up a sort of lonely island, through the journey of the film you see his relationship with Aline Bernstein( Kidman's characters) but he never has children and you don’t see any of his other relationships.

  3. Jerome Champagne:

    It's not possible to boycott FIFA, the players want to play the World Cup, public opinion wants to play the World Cup, mr Bernstein and Mr Rauball should join the effort of making the necessary changes. Boycotts never function. I'm more worried about the image of FIFA and its capacity to govern, to be credible.

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