First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Bernhardt

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  1. French actress (1844-1923)

From German Bernhardt.

  1. A surname​.

Bernhardt was also found in the following language(s): German

Notable Persons Named Bernhardt

Notable Persons Named Bernhardt

Bernhardt "Bernie" II Tiede

Bernhardt was born on August 2nd, 1958.

Ben Klassen

Ben Klassen was a religious. He holds the title Pontifex Maximus. Ben was given the name Bernhardt Klassen on February 20th, 1918 in Molotschna. He breathed his last breath on August 6th, 1993.

Bernhardt Otto Holtermann

Bernhardt Otto Holtermann was a gold miner, businessman, and politician. Bernhardt was born on April 29th, 1838 in Hamburg. He breathed his last breath on April 29th, 1885.

Bernhardt Quandt

Bernhardt was born in 1903. He passed away in 1999.

Bernhardt T. Wall

Bernhardt was born on December 30th, 1872. He passed away on February 9th, 1956.

Bernhardt Jungmann

Bernhardt was born in 1671. He left this life in 1747.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Bernhardt

Notable Persons With the Last Name Bernhardt

Sarah Bernhardt

Her most notable accomplishments were from 1862 to 1922. Sarah was given the name Rosine Bernardt on October 22nd, 1844 in Paris. She passed away on March 26th, 1923.

Daniel Bernhardt

He was most prominent from 1996 to 1996. Daniel was born on August 31st, 1965.

Otto Bernhardt

Otto was born on February 13th, 1942 in Rendsburg.

Kevin Bernhardt

He was most prominent from 1985 to present. Kevin was born on April 2nd, 1961 in Daytona Beach, Florida, USA.

Curtis Bernhardt

Curtis Bernhardt was a film director. Curtis was given the name Kurt Bernhardt on April 15th, 1899 in Worms, Germany. He died on February 22nd, 1981.

Edgar Bernhardt

Edgar Bernhardt is a soccer player for the VfL Osnabrück, Eintracht Braunschweig II, FC Emmen, Wuppertaler SV, Vaasan Palloseura, FC Lahti, KS Cracovia (football), FF Jaro, Widzew Łódź, Prachuap F.C., and Kyrgyzstan national football team. Edgar was born on March 30th, 1986 in Novopavlovka, Kyrgyzstan.

  • William Bernhardt
  • Daniel Bernhardt
    Hockey Player
  • Martin Bernhardt
  • Sonja Bernhardt
    Project Manager

Common last names for Bernhardt

  • Miller
  • Fischer
  • Schroeder

Common first names for Bernhardt

  • William
  • John
  • Mary
  • Charles
  • Robert
  • George
  • Edward
  • Anna
  • Carl
  • Helen
  • Fred
  • Harry
  • Margaret
  • Dorothy
  • Joseph
  • James
  • Elizabeth

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Bernhardt U.S.
  White 93.81% 64.26%
  African American 0.66% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.81% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.59% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.31% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.81% 16.26%

Of Last Name Bernhardt

People with the last name Bernhardt are most frequently White

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Bernhardt

  • How Popular is the name Bernhardt? Bernhardt is the 18,594th most popular name of all time. As a last name Bernhardt was the 4,860th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Bernhardt have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 423 babies born with the first name Bernhardt in the United States. That's more than enough people named Bernhardt to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Bernhardt? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1908 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Bernhardt first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Bernhardt is Monday, May 24th, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Bernhardt born? The highest recorded use of the first name Bernhardt was in 1915 with a total of 19 babies.
  • Random Bernhardt Factoid: According to the 1918 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Bernhardt is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 5 babies in New York have the same name in 1918.
  • Weird things about the name Bernhardt: The name spelled backwards is Tdrahnreb. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Rdebtarhn. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Bernhardt? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 7,253 people with the last name Bernhardt.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Bernhardt? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Bernhardt as their last name.
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