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What does Berke mean?

Berke Pronunciation of Berke as a boys' name is of Old English and Old French derivation, and the name Berke means "the birch tree meadow; from the fortified settlement". Berke is an alternate form of Berkeley (Old English). Berke is also a variation of Burke (Old French).


ASSOCIATED WITH old english, tree, meadow


VARIANTS Burk, Bourke, Birk, Berk

RELATIONS VIA BERKELEY, BURKE Bar, Barkley, Barklie, Berkie, Berklee, Berkley, Berky, Birkley

(male) Brake, ..

(female) Bere, ..

Berke Micheal (B.M.), ..

How popular is Berke?

Berke is an uncommon given name for males but a very popular surname for all people (#13128 out of 150436, Top 9%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Which version is better?

Berkley, Burk and Burke are the prominent related forms of Berke (OUTSIDE TOP 2000) appearing in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Birkley, are seldom used. These forms of Berke were at the apex of their popularity 108 years ago. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Bake, Barde, Barker, Beale, Beck, Becker, Bede, Beebe, Beirne, Benne, Berg, Bergen, Berger, Bergh, Beric, Berklie, Berl, Berle, Bern, Bernd, Berne, Bernet, Bernie, Bernt, Berny, Berry, Bert, Bertel, Bertie, Bertle, Berto, Berty, Birkee, Birket (see Birkett), Birkey, Birkie (see Birkey), Birky, Blake, Borne, Brae, Brye, Burket, Burle, Burne, Byrne, Deke, Deryke, Dirke, Heike, Parke, Renke, Rorke, Yorke and Zeke. These names tend to be more commonly used than Berke.

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