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What does Burges mean?

Burges Pronunciation of Burges [burges] as a name for boys has its root in Old French, and the name Burges means "freeman of a borough". Burges is a version of Burgess (Old French): transferred use of the surname.


2 different relations via Burgess: Burgiss and Burr.

Creative forms:
(male) Birges, Burres, ..

(female) Burbev, Burie, ..

Middle name pairings:
Burges Ollie (B.O.), ..

How popular is Burges?

Burges is an unusual first name for males but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#28790 out of 150436, Top 19%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Burgess and Burr are the popular varying forms of Burges (not ranked). Adoption of these forms of Burges was well-received in the 1880s (average #1280). (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Burgess, Burr in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Ares, Aries, Barde, Barek, Baret, Baris, Barnes, Barney, Barree, Barren, Barrey, Bartel, Bergen, Berger, Bergh, Berne, Bernet, Bernis, Birkee, Birket (see Birkett), Birkey, Birley, Bogey, Borden, Borg, Boriss, Borne, Borris, Bourke, Bret, Brien, Brye, Bryen, Buel, Burch, Burg, Burgard, Burgh, Burk, Burke, Burket, Burkett, Burl, Burle, Burley, Burlin, Burn, Burne, Burnel (see Burnell), Burnet, Burnett, Burney, Burnis, Burns, Burrell, Burrows, Burt, Burton, Busbee, Busbey, Buster, Byrley, Byrnes, Cortes, Fares, Forbes, Hermes, Huges, Hughes, Jules, Jurgen, Narses, Parkes, Purves and Xerxes. These names tend to be more frequently used than Burges.

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