Birger - Meaning of Birger
What does Birger mean?
[ 2 syll. bir-ger, bi-rg-er ] The baby boy name Birger is pronounced as BIH-RGehR- †. Birger is used predominantly in the German and Scandinavian languages, and it is derived from Old Norse origins. It is derived from the element 'biarga' meaning to help. The name was first adopted in the Viking period. The old forms Birghir (Old Norse) and Byrghir (Old Norse) gave rise to Birger, while Byrghe (Old Norse) and Byrie (Old Norse) gave rise to the form Börje. The name Birgit (German and Scandinavian) is the female version of Birger.
Berger, Börje (Scandinavian), Børge (Scandinavian), and Børre (Scandinavian) are variants of Birger.
Other variants of Birger include the pet forms Bigge (Scandinavian) and Birre (Scandinavian).
See also the related categories, german, scandinavian, and viking.
Birger is infrequently used as a baby name for boys. It is not listed in the top 1000 names.
Baby names that sound like Birger include Barkar, Barker, Barkir, Barkur, Berger, Bergher, Bergor, Bergur, Braeser, Braiser, Braizer, Braser, Brayser, Brayzer, Brazer, Bricker, Bridger, Briger, Brooker, and Bruiser.
† English pronunciation for Birger: B as in "be (B.IY)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; G as in "grin (G.R.IH.N)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)"
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