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What does Burke mean?

Burke Pronunciation of Burke as a boys' name is pronounced berk. It is of Old French origin, and the meaning of Burke is "from the fortified settlement". See also Berkeley.



VARIANTS Berk, Berke, Birk, Bourke, Burk

RELATED FORMS VIA BERKELEY Bar, Barkley, Barklie, Berkie, Berklee, Berkley, Berky, Birkley

(male) Barke, ..

(female) Burce, ..

Burke Jaxton (B.J.), ..

How popular is Burke?

Burke is a rare given name for males but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#229 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Burke reached its apex position of #1173 in the U.S. during the years 1960-1969, but is not in the list currently. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Berkley and Burk are the prominent alternative forms of Burke. Other forms, like Berkie, are uncommon. These forms of Burke reached the apex of their popularity 108 years ago.

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Bake, Barde, Barker, Berle, Berne, Birkee, Birket (see Birkett), Birkey, Birkie (see Birkey), Birky, Blake, Borne, Bourne, Brae, Brye, Buck, Buckey, Buckie, Bucky, Burch, Burg, Burges, Burgh, Burket, Burkett, Burl, Burle, Burley, Burlie, Burn, Burne, Burnel (see Burnell), Burnet, Burney, Burnie, Burns, Burr, Burt, Burtt, Burty, Byrne, Dirke, Duke, Fulke, Luke, Parke, Rorke, Rourke and Yorke. These names tend to be more commonly used than Burke.

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