BERNADETTE


  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: With the bravery of a bear
Variation:
  • Bernardetta (Italian)
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Name Info: 
Feminine diminutive of Bernard.  Its use in Britain and Ireland is almost exclusively confined to Roman Catholics, who take it in honor of of St Bernadette Soubirous (1844-79), a French peasant girl who had visions of the Virgin Mary and uncovered a spring near Lourdes where miraculous cures are still sought. 


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