Bertram

Gender: Masculine
Origin: German
Meaning: “bright raven.”
(BER-trem)

The name is composed of the Germanic elements, beraht, (bright) and hramn (raven). This name was introduced into England via the Normans and fell out of usage by the Protestant Reformation, it was revived in the Victorian period.

The name was borne by a Medieval German painter, Master Bertram (1340-1415).

As of 2010, this was the 46th most popular male name in Denmark.

Other forms of the name include:

  • Bertram (Dutch/English/German/Polish/Scandinavian)
  • Bertrand (English/French)
  • Bertrando (Italian)
  • Berahthraban (Old High German)
  • Berahthram (Old High German)

Bertram also happens to be the word for the plant, anacyclus.