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Traits associated with the name Bernie:

Dogs named Bernie tend to be loving, and good-natured. This name is also associated with companionship, and intelligence.

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

Naming your dog Bernie suggests that you have a sense of humor and enjoy being creative with your pet's name. It also suggests that you may have an affinity for the political figure Bernie Sanders.

Is Bernie a good dog name?

Bernie has two syllables, which is highly recommended by dog trainers. The name also ends in a vowel sound, so it's easy for dogs to recognize. Bernie 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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Bernie is not a popular dog name. That's great if you like to stand out from the crowd!

Popularity: Historical Trend

Bernie was, in the past month, the 1305th most viewed dog name on

As of July 2024, Bernie 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, Bernie was viewed 0 times, and liked 0 times.

Popularity: United States

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

Bernie is most adored in New Jersey, Nebraska and Colorado.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in Washington, Iowa and Oklahoma.

Popularity: Around The World

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

Most popular breeds named Bernie:

  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. Chihuahua
  3. Beagle
  4. German Shepherd
  5. Bernese Mountain Dog

Bernie is found in these categories:

cute dog names

Evokes a cuddly bear, thanks to the popular film "Weekend at Bernies".

british dog names

Associated with Bernard, a common name in British culture.

Dog names like Bernie:

Birch tree meadow
Son Of My Right Hand
Descendant Of Bradach
Lower, either in elevation or geography.
Bernie dog name meaning

Comments icon Comments (2)

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Debbie (Missouri, United States)
We adopted a 4 month old puppy. We’re naming him Bernie after my husband’s middle name (Bernard)
February 04, 2023

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Barry (Rhode Island, United States)
My Basenji pup will be named Bernie!
May 06, 2022

Let us know what you think of Bernie as a dog name!