What does the name Bernadette mean?

Bernadette is of German origin, it means 'brave like a bear'.

The was used primarily by of Roman Catholics in Ireland because of Saint Bernadette Soubirous (1844-1879), a poor girl from the town of Lourdes who had eighteen visions of the Virgin Mary. The name was adopted by English speakers in the 19th century. 

Bernadette is a wonderful girl's name and means strong bear. The name has become less and less popular as time has gone on. The origin of Bernadette is French and German and came from the male version of Bernard.  If you are called Bernadette or thinking of calling your baby Bernadette then read on as I will detail your spiritual message and provide an overview of why Bernadette is a special name to consider for a baby. Bernadette is really a widely used name; it has 40 forms that can be used in the two English and unusual languages. 

What does the name Bernadette mean?

  • Quick Meaning: Feminine for Bernard
  • Number of letters: 10, Those 10 letters total to 40
  • Gender: Girl
  • German: Female Feminine form of Bernard: From an Old German compound meaning bear-hard, or brave as a bear.
  • French: Female A feminine form of Bernard. St Bernadette was a French peasant girl whose 19th-century visions of Virgin Mary prompted the establishment of the Roman Catholic shrine at Lourdes. Feminine of Bernard.

What does Bernadette mean in numerology?

The important aspect that I would like to remind you of is the double "tt" in your name. This is important as it can indicate that you will always help others in life, additionally, the double "ee" can mean that other people will look to you for advice.  Bernadette's name equals the number 4.

As a 4 your greatest strength is your ability to work hard in life and fully commit to the realization of your dreams. You will find it easy to do the right thing. Bernadette, you can take concrete action to make your dreams a reality. However, the biggest challenge is your inability to believe in miracles in a rational, logical world. It may be difficult to believe in your dreams even if they aren't coming to pass. It may also be difficult to tap into your emotions while visualizing. Your ability to achieve your dreams will increase when you let go of your need for control over each step. You will be able to realize your dreams and increase your quality of living if you can step out of logic and reason, the double "ee" in your name can also signify this. You must be determined to make your dreams come true, even if there is no physical proof or guarantee. Don't fret about the emotional aspects of realization. Your intention and belief are equally important as what you feel inside. I hope that message helps you, Bernadette.

What are the positive traits of Bernadette?

  • "Bern" like "burn" at the start of the name can mean she burns out easily. 
  • Remember to set goals as this is positive in your life
  • Bernadette is a wonderful parent and caring
  • Takes control

What are the negative traits of Bernadette?

  • Worries about being away from family

By Florance Saul
Sep 20, 2012