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The name Bertha is a female Germanic name. It comes from the Old High German word berhta, which means "the bright one". The name dates back to the 6th century. Bertha is not a popular name for girls, although it is being used for tropical storms on List 6 in the Atlantic naming list.

People named Bertha

  • Bertha of Holland (c. 1055–1093), queen of France
  • Bertha of Sulzbach (1110-1159), Byzantine empress
  • Bertha Brainard (1890-1946), pioneering television executive
  • Bertha Knight Landes (1868-1943), first female mayor of a major American city (Seattle, Washington)
  • Bertha Runkle (1879-1958), American novelist and playwright
  • Bertha Sánchez (born 1978), Colombian long-distance runner
  • Bertha Wilson (1923-2007), first female Puisne Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada


  • Saint Bertha of Kent (539-c. 612), Queen of Kent
  • Saint Bertha of Val d'Or (d. c. 690), abbess
  • Saint Bertha of Artois (mid 7th century - July 4, 725), abbess, daughter of Count Rigobert and Ursana
  • Saint Bertha of Bingen (fl. c. 840?), mother of Saint Rupert of Bingen



  • 154 Bertha, an asteroid
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