|Meaning:||brave as a bear|
|Related Names:||Antoinette, Bern, Bernadine, Bernie, Nadette|
ORIGIN AND HISTORY
French and French feminine form of Bernard.
Popularity of the female name Bernadette (Social Security Administration)
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Within the past 15 years, these are the only two years that Bernadette was in the top 1000 most popular names registered with the Social Security Administration.
Saint Bernadette was a young woman from Lourdes in France who claimed to have seen visions of the Virgin Mary. She requested that a chapel be built at the site of her visions and eventually numerous chapels and churches were built at Lourdes. The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes is now a major Catholic pilgrimage site.In large part to Bernadette, approximately 5,000,000 pilgrims visit Lourdes each year. Its regular population is under 16,000 people .  
- “Bernadette” was the name of a popular song in 1967 sung by The Four Tops. The song describes a man's obsession and jealousy over his girlfriend, "Bernadette" and reached #4 on the Billboard Hot 100, and was The Four Tops's final Top 10 hit of the 1960s.
- “The Song of Bernadette”, a movie released by 20th Century Fox in 1945 and starred William Ethye, Charles Bickford, Vincent Price and Lee J. Cobb.
- There are numerous St. Bernadette’s Catholic churches including in Houston, TX; Scottsdale, AZ; Severn, MD; Panama City Beach, FL
- St. Bernadette (born Marie-Bernarde Soubirous), (1844-1879)
- Bernadette Peters, (b. 1948) award-winning American stage and screen actress, singer. During her resilient career, she holds as some of her stage credits: * Dames at Sea (1968), On the Town (revival, 1971) (Tony Award nominee), Mack and Mabel (1974) (Tony Award nominee), Sunday in the Park with George (1984)(Tony Award nominee), Song and Dance (1986) (Tony Award winner), Into the Woods (1987), The Goodbye Girl (1993) (Tony Award nominee), Annie Get Your Gun (revival, 1999)(Tony Award winner), Gypsy (revival, 2003) (Tony Award nominee)
- Bernadette, a former inmate of an Irish Magdalene Asylum. Magdalene Asylums were institutions operated by the Catholic Church for women of ill repute or who were seen to have strayed from the religious path. Most asylums required heavy physical labor by the "inmates." In the 2002 feature film directed by Peter Mullan "The Magdalene Sisters," Bernadette was one of the young women and main protagonists forced to go to the asylum. 
- Bernadette Bowyer, (b. 1966) Canadian field hockey player
- Bernadette Chirac (born Bernadette Chodron de Courcel), (b. 1933) wife of former French President Jacques Chirac
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Author: Mike Szimanski
|Meaning||brave as a bear +|
|Meaningnc||brave as a bear +|
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|Related||Antoinette +, Bern +, Bernadine +, Bernie +, and Nadette +|