Rev Patrick Woulfe

BEARNÁRD, genitive -áird, Bernard; Frankish — Bernhard, strong bear, brave warrior; the name of the celebrated Abbot of Clairvaux, whose fame made it universal in Europe; introduced into Ireland by the Anglo-Normans, among whom it was rather common, and later adopted as a synonym for the native name Brian, which see. Latin — Bernardus.

Alphabetical Index to Names of Men (Irish-English)

Explanatory Note

English-Irish Index

Note: The old Irish letters used in the original text* have been converted to the Roman alphabet for this online version, and the lenited (or dotted) consonants changed to their aspirated equivalents, i.e. the dotted 'c' has been altered to 'ch', the dotted 'g' to 'gh', and the dotted 'm' to 'mh', etc. For example, in the name Caoimgin (Kevin), where the 'm' and 'g' are both dotted (ṁ, ġ) in the old Irish lettering, the name has been converted here to the modern Irish equivalent of Caoimhghin.

* Sloinnte Gaedheal is Gall: Irish Names and Surnames by Rev. Patrick Woulfe, 1923.