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Bertram

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

Origin: Proto-Indo-European

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Variants:

  • Bertrand (French, English, Ancient Germanic)
  • Bertrando (Italian)
  • Berahthraban (Ancient Germanic)
  • Berahthram (Ancient Germanic)

 

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