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PronouncedPron.BUWRK-hart German

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
Entry updated July 2, 2017   Contribute