Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. 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.

Related Names

VariantsBurchard, Burkhart(German) Burchard, Burkhart(Ancient Germanic)
Surname DescendantsBorchard, Borchardt(German)

People think this name is

classic   mature   formal   upper class   wholesome   strong   rough   strange   complex   serious   nerdy  

Name Days

Germany: October 14


Sources & References

  1. Förstemann, Ernst. Altdeutsches Namenbuch. Bonn, 1900, page 348.

Entry updated February 4, 2020