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

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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Pop Culture References for the name Burke

Berk, Birk, Burk, Bourke, Birke, Berke


ParanoidAndroid Says:


I find it weird that while Kirk and Dirk have had their stay on the top 1000, Burke has barely clutched that position. Why not? Maybe the influence of Edmund Burke has waned completely, but Burke definitely works as a first. I know two people in college named Burke, alternatively spelled "Birke". Maybe it's time Burke gets some recognition.

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"