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Gender: Male Meaning of Burke: "from the fortress" Origin of Burke: French

The name Burke is a boy's name of French origin meaning "from the fortress". Burke and is often added to lists like Celebrity Surnames as Firsts and discussed in our forums with posts like "Drop one with middles ... BOYS :)".

From the experts:

Simple, usable surname choice.

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Famous People Named Burke

Burke Heinrich Badenhop, American baseball pitcher
Burke Ramsey, older brother of American murder victim JonBenet Ramsey

Pop Culture References for the name Burke

Dr. Preston Burke, character on TV's "Grey's Anatomy"
Peter Burke, character on TV's "White Collar"
Leslie Burke, character in "Bridge to Terabithia" by Katherine Paterson
Burke Williams, luxury day spa with locations in California

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ElsaAnne Says:


This is unusable in the UK, as a 'berk' is slang for a fool or a stupid person.

Dwreck Ingram  Says:


named my puppy "Burke"