Female, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes


Bertha is a female given name originating as a short form names beginning with Germanic element beraht meaning “bright, famous”. Berchta (also spelled Perchta) is the name of a Germanic goddess.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European



  • Berta (German, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Spanish, Catalan, Italian, Slovene)
  • Berhta (Ancient Germanic)
  • Berthe (French)
  • Bertille (French diminutive of Berthe)
  • Bertina (English)


Male forms:

  • Bert (English, German, Dutch)
  • Bertilo (Ancient Germanic)
  • Bertil (Swedish, Norwegian, Danish)


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