Boy name origins & meanings
- Turkish : Solid, firm
Family name origins & meanings
- Dutch, Czech, and Polish : from a reduced form of a Germanic personal name formed with ber ‘bear’ (see Bernhard).
- Dutch and North German (van Berk) : topographic name for someone who lived by a birch tree or in a birch wood, from Middle Dutch, Middle Low German berke ‘birch’.
- German : of Slavic (Sorbian) origin, an occupational name for a collector of taxes.
- Slovenian : unexplained.
- Jewish (Ashkenazic) : variant of Berg.