Burke - Meaning of Burke

What does Burke mean?

[ 1 syll. bur-ke, bu-rke ] The baby boy name Burke is pronounced as B-erK †. Burke is used mostly in English and it is of Old English origin. Burke is of the meaning from the fortified hill or castle. It is from the element 'burh' which is of the meaning protection, fortress, castle. The first name is derived from the English surname, which is ultimately of the Old English 'burke'.

The English Berk, the English Berke, the English Birk, the English Birke, the name Bourk, the name Bourke, the English Burk, the name Byrk, and the name Byrke are derivatives of Burke.

See also the related form, the English and German Berg.

See also the related categories, english, fortress (castle), and protection.

Burke is rare as a baby name for boys. At the modest peak of its usage in 1968, 0.003% of baby boys were named Burke. Its ranking then was #957. The baby name has since slipped in popularity, and is currently used on an infrequent scale. Out of all boy names in its group, Burke was nevertheless the most popular in 2018.

Baby names that sound like Burke include Berc, Berch, Berche, Berck, Birke, Bourk, Bourke, Burk, Baraq, Bark, Barukh, Berdj, Berg, Berge, Bergh, Berje, Bersh, Beryc, Bhreac, and Birche.

† Pronunciation for Burke: B as in "be (B.IY)" ; ER as in "hurt (HH.ER.T)" ; K as in "key (K.IY)"



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