Gender Masculine

Meaning & History

Derived from the Old English elements burg "fortress" and heard "hard, firm, brave, hardy". It is a cognate of Burkhard.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesBirk(Danish) Burkhard, Birk, Burchard, Burkhart(German) Burkhard, Burchard, Burkhart(Germanic) Birk(Norwegian)


Sources & References

  1. Searle, William George. Onomasticon Anglo-Saxonicum. Cambridge, 1897, page 120.
  2. Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England, available from
Entry added December 7, 2022