A lot vs. Alot: 9 Grammatical Pitfalls
masc. proper name, from German Bernhard, literally "bold as a bear," from Old High German bero "bear" (see bear (n.)) + harti "hard, bold, strong" (see hard).
Bernard Ber·nard (běr-när'), Claude. 1813-1878. French physiologist noted for his study of the digestive and nervous systems.