Bertram is a Germanic and English male name meaning “bright raven”, made up from Germanic elements beraht (bright) from Proto-Germanic *berhtaz (bright, shining) via PIE *bhereg- (to shine); and hramn (raven) from Proto-Germanic *hrabnaz (raven) from PIE *ḱorh₂-, which is imitative of the harsh sounds. Bertram is also a surname derived from the given name. Bertram was also used by Shakespeare in his play All’s Well That Ends Well (1604-05).
Nicknames: Bert, Bertie, Ram
- Bertrand (French, English, Ancient Germanic)
- Bertrando (Italian)
- Berahthraban (Ancient Germanic)
- Berahthram (Ancient Germanic)