Meaning and Origin of: Berger

Boy name origins & meanings

  • English : Tanner of leather

Family name origins & meanings

  • German, Dutch, Swedish, and Jewish (Ashkenazic) : topographic name for someone who lived in the mountains or hills (seeBerg).
  • Norwegian : habitational name from any of various farms so named with the plural of Berg ‘mountain’.
  • French : occupational name for a shepherd, from Old Frenchbergier (Late Latin berbicarius, from berbex‘ram’).