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Gender: Female Meaning of Bernadine: "brave as a bear" Origin of Bernadine: German

The name Bernadine is a girl's name of German origin meaning "brave as a bear". Bernadine and discussed in our forums with posts like "Heaven, Hell, Purgatory---Girls (huge)".

From the experts:

As dated as the old Pat Boone song.

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Famous People Named Bernadine

Saint Bernadine of Siena
Bernadine Healy, American cardiologist
Bernadine a Piconio, French Capuchin theologian and exegete
Bernadine Oliver-Kerby, New Zealand broadcaster

Pop Culture References for the name Bernadine

Bernadine Holme, consumptive at a Swiss resort in "Ships That Pass in the Night" (1893) by Beatrice Harraden
Nicknames: Bernie, Nadine


paulapuddephatt Says:


This is lovely. I like Bernadette too, and the nickname Bernie for either name.

freddiethepink Says:


I love Bernadine with the nn Birdie! So cute.