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Meaning and Origin of: Berke boy

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First name origin & meaning:

Turkish: Solid, firm

First name variations: Berc, Berck, Berk

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. 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 stream.
  2. German: possibly a variant of Berka.
  3. Altered spelling of Swiss German Bürki, from a pet form of the personal name Burkhard (see Burkhart).
  4. Dutch: variant of Berk.
  5. Slovenian: unexplained.
  6. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish personal name Berke, a pet form of Ber.
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