Origin: French, English Meaning: French feminine form of Bernard, derived from Germanic elements bern “bear” and hard “brave, hardy”, referring to someone who is brave and hardy like a bear

Arturo, Arthur

Origin: Spanish, Italian, English Meaning: debated. It could come from Celtic artos “bear” + rigo. It may also come from the Roman cognomen Artorius although its meaning us unknown, and yet it could also be derived from the Greek Arcturus, meaning “bear guardian”, although that might be a bit of a stretch, Variants: Artur, Art, Arthur, Artair