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Gender: Male Origin of Birch: Tree name

The name Birch is a boy's name of English origin. Birch and is often added to lists like Best Cool Unusual Boys' Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Which would you choose?".

From the experts:

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.

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Famous People Named Birch

Birch Evans Bayh Jr., United States Senator from Indiana
Joel Birch, lead singer for Australian alternative-rock band The Amity Affliction

Pop Culture References for the name Birch

Birchibald T "Birch" Barlow, character on TV's "The Simpsons"
"Simon Birch," 1998 film and its main character
Professor Birch, character in the Pokemon video games
Birchbox, subscription box service

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