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Meaning and Origin of: Berke

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Turkish : Solid, firm

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Last name origin & meaning:

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