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Gender: Male Meaning of Bardo: "water" Origin of Bardo: Short form of Bardolph or Aboriginal

The name Bardo is a boy's name of German, Aboriginal, Tibetan origin meaning "water". Bardo and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Water and discussed in our forums with posts like "Sibset makeover game! B/G pairs".

From the experts:

Bardo has a poetic beginning and upbeat ending, with roots in several diverse cultures. It may be most familiar today via George Saunders' novel Lincoln in the Bardo, which refers to the Tibetan Buddhist state of suspension between one life and the next, resembling the Christian idea of Limbo. Bardo is also an ancient saint's name: Saint Bardo was the eleventh century bishop of Mainz, in Germany. Actress Sandra Bullock chose Bardo as her son's middle.

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Famous People Named Bardo

Louis Bardo Bullock, son of American actress Sandra Bullock

Pop Culture References for the name Bardo

Bardo de' Bardi, character in "Romola" (1863) by George Eliot
Bardo Thodol, original title of the Tibetan Book of the Dead
Bardo Pond, American rock band
Bardo, British pop duo
Originally a medieval short form of various Germanic compound names beginning with Bard- (perhaps from barta "axe"), e.g., Bardolf, Bardrick
See also Bardot