- The little girl who saw a vision of Mary at Lourdes. I just love this name because it's so old-fashioned and cute.
- I've always loved this name, don't know why, just do.
- My name is Bernadette, and I've always loved my name (though I hate the nickname Bernie) because it's unique. There are no other girls in my class or even my school or even in my town named Bernadette.
The name Bernadette is most popular with Catholics, who use it to honor St. Bernadette Soubiros, who saw the famous vision of the Virgin Mary at Lourdes. Bernadette is a feminine form of Bernard, which is derived from bern meaning "bear" and hard meaning "brave; hardy."
See Also: Bernard, Lourdes
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