First name origin & meaning:
Turkish: Solid, firm
First name variations: Berc, Berck, Berk
Last name origins & meanings:
- German: topographic name for someone who lived by a birch tree
or birch grove, Middle Low German berke. In Westphalia
Berke, Birke also means ‘brook’, ‘stream’, and in some
cases it may have been a topographic name for someone who lived by a
- German: possibly a variant of Berka.
spelling of Swiss German Bürki, from a pet form of the
personal name Burkhard (see Burkhart).
- Dutch: variant of Berk.
- Slovenian: unexplained.
(Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish personal name Berke, a pet form
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