Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Bernwald m. Old High German, Old Saxon bero 'bear' + Old Saxon wald, Old High German walt 'power, authority'.

The name of an 11th C Dutch saint.

France
Latin
c823 Beraldus (nom) irminon-vol2 50, Ved, Bernoldus (nom) ibid. 94, Ved, Beroldus (nom) ibid. 36, Palatiolum; 937x993 Beraldi (gen) CartSavII 1; c996 Berolt (nom) ibid. 6; 1030 Beraldus (nom) StVdM-II 712; c1030 Beraldus (nom) ibid. 714; c1035 Beraldus (nom) ibid. 718; c1040 Beraldus (nom) ibid. 723; 1054 Beraldus (nom) ibid. 693; 1058 Barnaldus (nom) ibid. 694; 1064x1079 Beraldus (nom) ibid. 716; 1131 Beraudo (abl) CartNDSaintes XXII; 1147 Beroldi (gen) clairvaux-12thc 14; 1274 Bernaudus (nom) RHF-VIII p. 58
Middle French
1572 Beronald RegPCC-1 p. 491
Germany
Latin
1145 Pernoldus (nom) mairhofer XX; 1147 Pernoldi (gen) ibid. XXII; 1238 Baroldus (nom) UrkMeck1 no. XXI; 1240 Baroldus (nom) ibid. no. XXVI; 1315 Barolt (nom) VFBStralsund 39; 1332 Baroldus (nom) UrkMeck-8 5370
Latvia
Latin
1287 Bernoldus (nom) RigSB 125
The Netherlands
Latin
834 Bernold (nom) OrkGZ no. 30, Bernoldus (nom) ibid. no. 30
Switzerland
Latin
1235 Beroldus (nom) CLC p. 46
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Bernwald". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2020, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2020/1/name/Bernwald.