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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 "Generation CAF #13 (Family of musicians)".

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Simple, usable surname choice.

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Pop Culture References for the name Burke

Berk, Birk, Burk, Bourke, Birke, Berke

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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"