barker boy

First name origin & meaning:

English: Tanner of leather

First name variations: Bercher, Berbicarius, Berbicis, Barger, Berger, Barkker

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. English: occupational name for a tanner of leather, from Middle English bark(en) ‘to tan’, tree bark having been used as the tanning agent.
  2. English: occupational name for a shepherd, Anglo-Norman French bercher (Late Latin berbicarius, from berbex ‘ram’, genitive berbicis). With the change of -ar- to -er- in Middle English, this became indistinguishable from the preceding name.
  3. Altered spelling of German Barger or Berger.

Famous people with this first name: Travis Barker

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