Meaning and Origin of: Burt

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Old English : Fortress, bright flame

Boy name variations

Family name origins & meanings

  • English and Scottish : from the Old English personal name Byrht, a byform of Be(o)rht ‘bright’. Compare Bert.
  • German : Middle High German burt ‘that which is due or proper’, therefore a nickname for someone who has fulfilled his obligations properly.
  • Jewish (from Poland and Ukraine) : variant of Burd.
  • Richard Burt came from England