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Updated March 13, 2024

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Boy name origins & meanings

  • Old Norse : From the castle

Boy name variations

Family name origins & meanings

  • 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.
  • North German : habitational name from the common place name Borg, a Low German form of Burg.
  • Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic) : metonymic occupational name for a money lender, from Yiddish borg ‘credit’.

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