Bernard

August 30, 2014 § 6 Comments

ORIGIN:
Germanic, meaning “stern bear” or “brave bear”.

VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES:
Barnard, Barnet, Barney, Ben, Bent, Berinhard, Bernardino, Bernardo, Bernarr, Bernat, Bernd, Bernhard, Bernie, Bernt, Berny, Dino, etc.

REFERENCES IN LITERATURE:
– Dr. Bernard Phillips, whose house Ally mistakes for home, in “Ally”, from Nora Perry’s A Flock of Girls and Boys (1895).

WRITERS:
– Bernard Ashley (b. 1935), English children’s book writer.
– Bernard Lewis (b. 1916), Anglo-American historian and writer.
– Bernard Malamud (1914-1986), American author.
– (George) Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Irish author, critic, and playwright.

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