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Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. BUWRK-hart(German)
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Meaning & History

Derived from the Germanic elements burg meaning "protection" and hard "brave, hardy". Saint Burkhard was a bishop who founded several monasteries in Germany in the 8th century.
VariantsBurkhart, Burchard(German) Burchard, Burkhart(Ancient Germanic)

Sources & References

  • Ernst Förstemann, Altdeutsches namenbuch (1900), page 348
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