See also: berg, Berğ, and Bërg

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From German Berg or Norwegian berg, either term meaning "hill/mountain".

Proper nounEdit

Berg

  1. A place name, notably of:
    1. A former duchy and later grand duchy in Westphalia (Western Germany).
    2. A municipality of Troms, Norway.
  2. A surname, from German common in the US, associated with German or Scandinavian ancestry.

StatisticsEdit

  • According to the 2010 United States Census, Berg is the 712th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 48,746 individuals. Berg is most common among White (94.7%) individuals.

AnagramsEdit


DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

  • (Valkenburg aan de Geul) First attested as berga in 1139. Derived from the dative singular form of berg (hill, elevated place).
  • (Eijsden-Margraten) Derived from berg (hill, elevated place).
  • (Peel en Maas) First attested as Berg in 1936. Derived from berg (hill, elevated place).

The surname derives from the toponym or from one of the senses of berg.

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)
  • IPA(key): /bɛrx/
  • Hyphenation: Berg
  • Rhymes: -ɛrx

Proper nounEdit

Berg

  1. A village in Valkenburg aan de Geul, Limburg, Netherlands.
  2. A hamlet in Eijsden-Margraten, Limburg, Netherlands.
  3. A hamlet in Peel en Maas, Limburg, Netherlands.
  4. A surname​.

Derived termsEdit


GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German bërc, from Old High German berg.

Compare Dutch berg, Low German Barg, Biärg, West Frisian berch, English berry, barrow, Danish bjerg, Swedish berg.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /bɛrk/, /bɛɐ̯k/ (Germany, preferred in formal language)
  • IPA(key): /b̥ɛrɡ̊/ (Swiss, Austro-Bavarian)
  • IPA(key): /bɛrç/, /bɛɐ̯ç/ (Northern and Central Germany, Franconia, Lower Bavaria)
  • (file)

NounEdit

Berg m (genitive Berges or Bergs, plural Berge)

  1. a mountain, hill

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit

Proper nounEdit

Berg m or f (genitive Bergs)

  1. A surname, as of the composer Alban Berg

Proper nounEdit

Berg n (genitive Bergs)

  1. Berg (a former duchy and later grand duchy in Westphalia, Germany)
  2. Berg (a municipality of Lower Austria, Austria)
  3. Berg (any of three municipalities in Bavaria, Germany)
  4. Berg (any of three municipalities in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany)
  5. Berg (any of two municipalities in Switzerland)
  6. Berg (a municipality of Troms, Norway)

Further readingEdit


IcelandicEdit

Proper nounEdit

Berg m

  1. A male given name

DeclensionEdit


NorwegianEdit

Proper nounEdit

Berg

  1. A municipality of Troms, Norway
  2. A surname​.

SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From berg (mountain).

Proper nounEdit

Berg c (genitive Bergs)

  1. A surname​.

See alsoEdit