Bernard

Male

Meaning

Brave as a bear

Origin

German

Pronunciation

/bəˈnɑːd/

Traits associated with the name Bernard:

Dogs named Bernard tend to be loving, resilient, and industrious. This name is also associated with companionship.

What does it say about you to have a dog named Bernard?

Naming your dog Bernard suggests that you have a fondness for classic, timeless names. It also suggests that you have a sense of humor and enjoy giving your pet a unique name.

Is Bernard a good dog name?

Bernard has two syllables, which is highly recommended by dog trainers. Bernard isn't one of the most common names, so your dog will certainly stand out. If you love the name, you should pick it!

Popularity: Overall

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1,006
New York City Dog Name Database
1,142
Los Angeles Times 'Top Dogs'

Bernard is not a popular dog name. That's great if you like to stand out from the crowd!

Popularity: Historical Trend

Bernard was, in the past month, the 5041st most viewed dog name on PupNames.com.

As of June 2024, Bernard is becoming ever more niche with new puppy owners. Our stats suggest that the name is less fashionable than it was at this time last year.

We've seen quite a lot of variation in rank for this name, which may suggest seasonal factors or interest driven by pop culture events.

In the past week, Bernard was viewed 0 times, and liked 1 times.

Popularity: United States

The map below shows Bernard's popularity across the United States, according to PupNames data.

Bernard is most adored in Idaho, District of Columbia and Missouri.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in Texas, New Jersey and Iowa.

Popularity: Around The World

And this world map shows which countries have the greatest love for the name Bernard.

Most popular breeds named Bernard:

  1. Chihuahua
  2. German Shepherd
  3. Labrador Retriever
  4. Beagle
  5. Dachshund

Bernard is found in these categories:

scottish dog names
scottish

Associated with strong, brave bear in old Scottish language.

old fashioned dog names
old-fashioned

Saints and brandy barrels on Alpine rescue missions scream vintage charm!

german dog names
german

Derived from German, meaning "brave as a bear".

Dog names like Bernard:

From The Barley Town
Son Of My Right Hand
Son Of My Right Hand
Tough guy; a man of great strength.
Little Blessed One
Son Of Benedict/Benjamin
Bernard dog name meaning

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