BERG

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Name Element


Origin and Meaning

Germanic name element

This name element is usually a place name element with rare exceptions (see combinations below). Personal names containing the suffix -berg or the prefix Berg- usually belong to the name element BORG

Old Norse

berg = 'rock', 'boulder'; 'cliff', 'precipice' [1]
berg = 'mountain', 'rock', 'highlands' [2]
bjarg = 'mountain', 'rock', 'highlands' [2]

Gothic

baírgahi = 'mountains' [2]

Old High German

berg = 'mountain', 'rock', 'highlands' [2]

Old Frisian

berg = 'mountain', 'rock', 'highlands' [2]

Old Saxon

berg = 'mountain', 'rock', 'highlands' [2]

Old English

beorg = 'mountain', 'rock', 'highlands' [2]

Related Names

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
GALM see Bergelmir
HAR see Heiberg
HILD see Hilberg
HLID see Hlíðberg
LUND see Lundberg
SAND see Sandberg

First Element Forms

Berg-

Last Element Forms

-berg

References

  1. Geir T. Zoëga: A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (1910)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Ferdinand Holthausen: Vergleichendes und Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altwestnordischen (1948)