Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. BUWRK-hart(German)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Derived from the Old German elements burg "fortress" and hart "hard, firm, brave, hardy", or perhaps from the Old English cognate Burgheard. Saint Burkhard was an 8th-century Anglo-Saxon missionary to Germany (a companion of Boniface) who became the first bishop of Würzburg.

Related Names

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

People think this name is

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

Name Days

Austria: October 14
Germany: October 14


Sources & References

  1. Förstemann, Ernst. Altdeutsches Namenbuch. Bonn, 1900, page 348.
Entry updated December 7, 2022