BERG

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Name Element


Origin and Meaning

Germanic name element and New 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
NOR see Norberg
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)