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The name Bernard is of Germanic origin, and means bold as a bear.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Bernard has been given to baby boys in recent years.  The last 125 years refers to 1880 through 2004; last year refers to 2004.  The rank and count values are based on U.S. Social Security Administration counts for the one thousand most popular names given to baby boys in each of these years. 

Cumulative Usage Chart for the Name Bernard
Use of the Name Bernard for Boys During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
196,324 50,635 11,870 2,846 1,215 452 233
The table below indicates the number of times the name Bernard has been given to baby boys and baby girls each year, from 1880 through 2004.  A blank entry indicates that the name did not rank among the top one thousand names given to boys or girls, respectively, during the specified year.

Yearly Usage Chart for the Name Bernard
  Used as a Boy Name Used as a Girl Name
Year RankCount RankCount
188097140  
188196130  
1882102144  
188396141  
1884108140  
188591160  
188691180  
188797159  
188887207  
188981215  
189098178  
189185187  
189284238  
189384218  
189478256  
189577259  
189682241  
189778234  
189873284  
189985222  
190086310  
190180242  
190283259  
190379271  
190472327  
190582292  
190674344  
190773378  
190870414  
190969460  
191063556  
191154774  
1912591,438  
1913521,909  
1914502,439  
1915483,303  
1916493,473  
1917493,707  
1918474,106  
1919453,919  
1920464,167  
1921454,481  
1922464,409  
1923464,383  
1924464,495  
1925484,244  
1926494,162  
1927504,170  
1928494,058  
1929523,802  
1930523,821  
1931543,510  
1932603,246  
1933633,003  
1934653,140  
1935672,921  
1936682,852  
1937732,669  
1938752,713  
1939772,620  
1940822,470  
1941872,502  
1942902,724  
1943922,728  
1944942,611  
1945982,383  
19461022,596  
19471002,981  
19481072,693  
19491112,671  
19501102,646  
19511082,746  
19521112,757  
19531192,740  
19541232,721  
19551272,558  
19561292,485  
19571372,531  
19581452,383  
19591522,272  
19601532,299  
19611562,151  
19621611,972  
19631651,934  
19641651,875  
19651701,675  
19661771,518  
19671791,442  
19681891,306  
19691991,274  
19702101,187  
19712051,165  
19722121,049  
1973227943  
1974238856  
1975243844  
1976249796  
1977260758  
1978268734  
1979272758  
1980274769  
1981288698  
1982297676  
1983308639  
1984317615  
1985312650  
1986333593  
1987339592  
1988345608  
1989350658  
1990430517  
1991408557  
1992418532  
1993434506  
1994494414  
1995496430  
1996568321  
1997579319  
1998616296  
1999650265  
2000654275  
2001689261  
2002756227  
2003790219  
2004768233  
Totals:  196,324 0

During the last 125 years, parents have used Bernard as a boy's name nearly 100% of the time and hardly ever as a girl's name. 

See the Social Security card applications information for qualifiers about the data shown on this page.


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