Tree name

Birch Origin and Meaning

The name Birch is a boy's name of English origin.

Birch is a rarely used nature name that calls to mind the lovely image of the tall, strong but graceful white-barked tree.

The best known bearer of the name is former high-ranking Democratic Senator Birch Evans Bayh, who carried the name of his father and was the principal Senate sponsor of the Equal Rights Amendment.

The birch tree has many notable qualities and uses — including the making of furniture, paper, canoes, and drums, is considered the national tree of Russia (where it used to be worshiped as a goddess), the state tree of New Hampshire, and has spiritual significance in several cultures.

# 1586 on Nameberry

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Famous People Named Birch

  • Birch Evans BayhSr., American basketball coach
  • Birch Evans BayhJr., US Senator from Indiana
  • Birch Evans "Evan" Bayh IIIUS Senator and 46th Governor of Indiana; son of the above
  • Birch Evans "Beau" Bayh IV (b. 1995)son of the above; twin of brother Nicholas Harrison

Birch in Pop Culture

  • Birchibald T "Birch" Barlowcharacter on TV's "The Simpsons"
  • "Simon Birch" 1998 film and its main character
  • Professor Birchcharacter in the Pokemon video games
  • Birchboxsubscription box service