Burke: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Burke

Burke

Pronunciation: BERK (key)

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Our son is named Berk. We loved the name because it is unpopular, but familiar. We have been told by a handfull of people that they know a Burke, but neither one of us has ever known a Burke. We preferred the different spelling because it is not a surname in our families.

Nicknames for Burke: | Edit

Burker, Burkley, Burkings, Burr, Bill

Meanings and history of the name Burke: | Edit

English surname from an Old English root meaning "fort."

"Burke" is from an English surname which was derived from Old English 'burh,' meaning "Fortress."

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'Peter Burke' of the hit television show, "White Collar." As portrayed by the marvelous 'Tim DeKay.'

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