Bertrand has been used as a popular first and last name for many years in Germany, France, and Italy. Bertrand can have many meanings depending on who you ask and where you are. The meaning of Bertrand is 'as bright as a raven'. Generally, the name is associated with intelligence. Another popular meaning of it is the 'glorious raven'. Bertrand has Germanic origins and is usually used as a last name; Bertrand has existed in France for a long time, with it also being the name of some prominent royal families in that part of the world. Bertrand is very commonly used for boys or male kids. In German, Berht means light, hramn means "raven," and rand means "rim of shield". In french, 'berhat' means "bright or intelligent, and 'hramn' means "raven". Bertrando is the Italian version and a famous surname. The name was at the peak of its popularity back in the early 1900s. It can be a great individualistic name for your newborn kid. As this name represents someone who is an intellectual, it is only fitting that one of the most popular persons with this name was Bertrand Russell, a noted mathematician and a Nobel laureate from the UK. A popular variation of Bertrand is Bertram.