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What does Berk mean?

Berk Pronunciation of Berk [berk] as a name for boys is of Old English and Old French derivation, and the name Berk means "birch tree meadow; from the fortified settlement". Berk is an alternate spelling of Barclay (Scottish, Old English): place name for Berkeley in Gloucestershire. Berk is also a form of Burke (Old French).

Associated with: old english, tree, meadow.

Variations

Berk has 4 variants: Berke, Birk, Bourke and Burk.

6 more relations via Barclay, Berkeley, Burke: Bar, Berkie, Berklee, Berkley, Berklie and Berky.

Creative forms:
(male) Bark, Bork, ..

(female) Bean, Bele, ..

Middle name pairings:
Berk Julien (B.J.), ..

How popular is Berk?

Berk is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent last name for all people (#8101 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Berkley, Burk and Burke are the popular related forms of Berk (not in Top 2000). Other variants, like Berke, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of Berk was more pronounced among parents during the years 1910-1919 (average #1719). (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Berkley, Burk, Burke in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Berk and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Bank, Barak, Bard, Barek, Bari, Barr, Bart, Beal, Bear, Beau, Beck, Beda, Bede, Bell, Ben, Benn, Bent, Berg, Bergh, Beric, Berl, Berle, Bern, Bernd, Berne, Bernt, Berny, Berry, Bert, Berto, Berty, Bev, Bird, Birky, Borak, Borg, Born, Breck, Bri, Brik, Brok, Buck, Burg, Burl, Burn, Burr, Burt, Byrd, Byrn, Clerk, Cork, Derk, Dirk, Dyrk, Jerk, Kerk, Kirk, Kyrk, Lark, Mark, Turk and York. These names tend to be more frequently used than Berk.

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