Bertram \b(e)-rt-ram, ber-tram\ as a boy's name is pronounced BER-trum. It is of Old French and Old German origin, and the meaning of Bertram is "bright, famous raven". From an Old French name of German (Frankish) origin. Ravens were traditional symbols of wisdom in German mythology; Odin was regularly accompanied by ravens called Hugin and Munin. This name was adopted by Normans and revived in the Victorian era. Rare since the 1930s. Architect Bertram Goodhue.