Meaning and Origin of: Berke
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First name origins & meanings:
- Turkish : Solid, firm
First name variations
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.