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Origin of the name BERNARD

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BERNARD
(Sax.) From Beam or Bairn, a child, and ard (Teut.), nature, disposition; of a child-like disposition; filial affection. Verstegan brings it from Beorn, heart one of a stout heart.
BARNEY
A familiar abbreviation or corruption of Bernard, or Barnard (which see).

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