Gender: Male Meaning of Bertram: "bright raven" Origin of Bertram: German

Bertram Origin and Meaning

The name Bertram is a boy's name of German origin meaning "bright raven".

Old Norman name last current in the 1930s, and firmly in our 'so far out it will always be out' category--despite its appearance as a Hogwarts student in Harry Potter.

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Famous People Named Bertram

Pop Culture References for the name Bertram

Bertrando, Bertie, Bartram, Bart, Bert, Berton, Bertranno, Bertran

Bertram's International Variations

Beltrano, Beltrán (Spanish) Bertrand (French)


paulapuddephatt Says:


I love it, but Rupert is gorgeous, too.

paulapuddephatt Says:


I prefer it to Albert, too. I love most Bert names, but this is one of my favourites.

NameLover 11 Says:



paulapuddephatt Says:


Super cute, love most Bert names

alyssum Says:


What? Are you kidding? This is a much cuter way to wear Bert or Bertie than Albert, a nice long form of Bram, and besides, I'll always think of it as 1930s-dapper because of Bertie (Bertram) Wooster.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


I only think of the butler from Jessie.

Nooshi Says:


I absolutely love Bertram- it is in my top 2. It is a very important family name (my great great uncle Bertram 'Bertie' died in WW2), and my dad always wanted to use it, but never got the chance. Definitely going to use this name one day.

eveyalecia Says:


This is one of my favorites! I like Bertie and Bram as nicknames.

rabia_chrisden Says:


I think Bertram is a wonderful name too. There is something very classic about it.

mel_finch Says:


I actually really like Bertram. I don't think it's any worse than Alfred or Rupert.

raevynstar Says:


I disagree with the Nameberry description. Bertram is a wonderful name.