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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Bernard, Claude Bernardnoun

    French physiologist noted for research on secretions of the alimentary canal and the glycogenic function of the liver (1813-1878)


  1. bernardnoun

    Shortened form of Saint Bernard (the dog).

  2. Bernardnoun

    A male given name from the Germanic languages.

    A similar arrangement was made for her son Bernard, named in honor of the great Carthusian mystic and of Bernie Astor, the publicist.

  3. Bernardnoun

    A patronymic surname.

  4. Etymology: Germanic Bernhard, ber(n) "bear" + hard "brave, strong". Popularized by medieval European saints.


  1. Bernard

    Bernard (Bernhard) is a French and West Germanic masculine given name. It is also a surname. The name is attested from at least the 9th century. West Germanic Bernhard is composed from the two elements bern "bear" and hard "brave, hardy". Its native Old English reflex was Beornheard, which was replaced by the French form Bernard that was brought to England after the Norman Conquest. The name Bernhard was notably popular among Old Frisian speakers. Its wider use was popularized due to Saint Bernhard of Clairvaux (canonized in 1174). Bernard is the second most common surname in France.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Bernard is ranked #899 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Bernard surname appeared 38,512 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 13 would have the surname Bernard.

    62.8% or 24,201 total occurrences were White.
    25.8% or 9,948 total occurrences were Black.
    7.3% or 2,838 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.1% or 828 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1% or 420 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.7% or 281 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'bernard' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4483

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'bernard' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3786

Anagrams for bernard »

  1. brander

  2. rebrand

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bernard in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bernard in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of bernard in a Sentence

  1. Bill Norris:

    That guy who has faked an injury, after the match he will have to face his peers in the locker room. He will have to face me. And they did n’t like that, hopefully the fine will set Bernard Tomic straight and Bernard Tomic will not do that again. It’s certainly a lack of professionalism.

  2. De La Hoya:

    I just feel good and when I walk the streets, everyone tells me, 'You have to fight Floyd again, you have to fight GGG. You can do it, you can do it', i just feel great physically. I've been taking care of myself. I've been doing the Bernard Hopkins lifestyle. You can turn the clock back to a certain time.

  3. Larry Sanders:

    I think Bernard is Trump's nightmare.

  4. Larry Sanders:

    Castro's Cuba did do good things for people. Bernard has never for one moment thought it was a good place to live, because he doesn't like to live in a totalitarian society, but the fact that people lived longer is worth noting.

  5. Prime Minister Manuel Valls:

    This has to stop, there can be no room for doubt in the fight against terrorism, i don't have any doubts about Bernard Cazeneuve.

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    the official who holds an office
    • A. butch
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    • C. incumbent
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