Meaning:from the fortified settlement
Traditionally a surname making a statement as a first name, Burke is a masculine title that means “from the fortified settlement.” This snappy title comes from the Old German burg and Old English burh and was brought to Ireland by the Norman noble William Fitzadelm de Burgo. “De Burgo” is the French ancestor of this name, with “de” meaning “from.” Burke became the surname of this historical figure's descendants and is now recognized worldwide as a distinguished title. Whether you wish to honor baby's ancestry or want a unique last-name-first-name for baby, Burke is a short and sweet choice that will age well.
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