"from the fortress"

Burke Origin and Meaning

The name Burke is a boy's name of French origin meaning "from the fortress".

Simple, usable surname choice.

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Burke Popularity

Famous People Named Burke

  • Burke Heinrich BadenhopAmerican baseball pitcher
  • Burke Ramseyolder brother of American murder victim JonBenet Ramsey

Burke in Pop Culture

  • Dr. Preston Burkecharacter on TV's "Grey's Anatomy"
  • Peter Burkecharacter on TV's "White Collar"
  • Leslie Burkecharacter in "Bridge to Terabithia" by Katherine Paterson
  • Burke Williamsluxury day spa with locations in California