Boy name origins & meanings
- German : Bright
Family name origins & meanings
- English and French : variant of Bertram.
- A Bertrand from La Rochelle, France, is documented in Cap Rouge, Quebec, in 1666; another, from the Saintonge region, is documented in Charlesbourg in 1685. A bearer of the name from Normandy was recorded with the secondary surname Saint Arnaud in Batiscan in 1697. Another is documented from the Poitou region in 1697, and one from Guyenne is recorded in Laprairie, Quebec, in 1699 with the secondary surnames Raymond and Toulouse.