First name origin & meaning:

Old Norse: From the castle

First name variations: Borc, Borge

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. Scandinavian: habitational name from various farms and other minor places so named, from Old Norse borg ‘fortification’, ‘stronghold’. In some cases the name is topographical, often referring to a hill that resembles a fortification, rather than an actual fortification.
  2. North German: habitational name from the common place name Borg, a Low German form of Burg.
  3. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a money lender, from Yiddish borg ‘credit’.

This name appears in the following lists: Alliterative Names

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