Boy name origins & meanings
- Old Norse : From the castle
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’.