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Baby Name Bernadette

Meaning of Bernadette - What does the name Bernadette means?
Gender: Girl Name
Origin: French
Name Meaning: Feminine diminutive form of Bernard, which is from the Old High German Berinhard, a compound name composed from the elements bern (bear), and hard (hearty, strong, brave). The name is often bestowed in honor of the visionary St. Bernadette (1844-79). Born Marie-Bernarde Soubirous, she was a poor peasant girl who had eighteen visions of the Virgin Mary on the bank of the river Gave near Lourdes. Mary communicated with Bernadette and pointed out a forgotten spring of water which soon became a great pilgrimage shrine, where miracle cures were, and still are, sought
Origins: View this name in other origins - French, Irish
Shortened forms: Bernette, Nadette
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