Given Name Bertrand

GENDER: Masculine
PRONOUNCED: ber-TRAWN (French), BUR-trənd (English)

Meaning & History
Derived from the Germanic elements beraht meaning “bright” and rand meaning “rim (of a shield)”. From an early date it has been confused with BERTRAM and the two names have merged to some degree. A famous bearer was English philosopher Bertrand Russell (1872-1970).

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