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What does Birk mean?

Birk Pronunciation of Birk [birk] as a boys' name is an Old English and Old French name, and the name Birk means "bright, shining; the birch tree; from the fortified settlement". Birk is an alternate spelling of Barker (Old English): could mean "shepherd". Birk is also a derivative of Birch (Old English): a nature name and surname. Birk is also used as a variation of Burke (Old French).

Associated with: old english, bright, tree.


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

1 more alternative form via Barker, Birch, Burke: Burch.

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

(female) Bibro, Biri, ..

Middle name pairings:
Birk Jude (B.J.), ..

How popular is Birk?

Birk is a rare first name for men but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#10221 out of 150436, Top 7%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Popular related forms of Birk (not in Top 2000) are Burk and Burke. Other forms, like Berk, are uncommon. Adoption of these relations of Birk was at its peak 2 years ago (average #1913). (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Baird, Bank, Bar, Barak, Bard, Barek, Bari, Barr, Bart, Beck, Berg, Berky, Berl, Bern, Bert, Bibi, Bid, Biff, Bill, Bing, Binh, Binky, Bird, Biren, Birkee, Birket (see Birkett), Birkey, Birkie (see Birkey), Birkit, Birky, Birly, Birny (see Birney), Biron, Borak, Borg, Born, Bri, Brick, Brik, Brok, Buck, Burg, Burl, Burn, Burr, Burt, Byrd, Byrn, Cork, Derk, Dirk, Dyrk, Jerk, Kerk, Kirk, Kyrk, Lark, Mark, Turk and York. These names tend to be more frequently used than Birk.

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