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What does Berlin mean?

Berlin Pronunciation of Berlin [berlin] as a boys' name is pronounced BER-lin. It is of German origin, and the meaning of Berlin is "borderline".


Berlin has 1 variant: Berlyn.

Creative forms:
(male) Bellin, Burrlin, ..

(female) Berlinna, ..

Middle name pairings:
Berlin Vladimir (B.V.), ..

How popular is Berlin?

Berlin is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent last name for all people (#4501 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Berlin entered the list in 1890-1899 and reached its top position of #1208 in the U.S. during 1910-1919, but is not listed at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Berlin name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Berlin outside U.S.

Similar Names

Berlin is pronounced similarly to Burlin. Other recommended names are Arlin, Bartin, Beagin, Beegin, Bergen, Bergin, Beric, Berkie, Berklie, Berl, Berle, Bern, Bernie, Bernis, Bertie, Bertil, Bertin, Berton, Berwin, Berwyn, Bevin, Bevvin, Birgin, Birlie, Bordin, Brain, Braylin, Bruin, Burlie, Carlin, Derrin, Dervin, Derwin, Devlin, Deylin, Fermin, Ferrin, Garlin, Germin, Harlin, Herin, Jermin, Jerrin, Karlin, Keelin, Kellin, Kervin, Kerwin, Marlin, Mellin, Merlen, Merlin, Merlinn (see Merlin), Merlyn, Mervin, Merwin, Newlin, Orlin, Perkin, Perrin, Terrin, Verlin, Verllin (see Verlyn), Verlon, Verlyn, Vernin and Weylin. These names tend to be more frequently used than Berlin.