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Bernadette

Origin

  • French: Courage of a bear; feminine form of Bernard. Saint Bernadette was a French peasant girl who was visited by the Virgin Mary at a grotto near Lourdes.
  • German

Nicknames

Nadette, Nadetta

Syllables

3

International Variations

Nadette, Nadetta

Alternate Spellings

Bernadine, Berdine

Famous Namesakes

Actress Bernadette Peters

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