Berg

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See also: berg, Berğ, and Bërg

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Proper noun[edit]

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.

Statistics[edit]

  • 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.

Anagrams[edit]


Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From berg.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Berg

  1. A surname​.

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German bërc, from Old High German berg, from Proto-Germanic *bergaz.

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • 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)

Noun[edit]

Berg m (genitive Berges or Bergs, plural Berge)

  1. a mountain, hill

Declension[edit]

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Related terms[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Berg m or f (genitive Bergs)

  1. A surname, as of the composer Alban Berg

Proper noun[edit]

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 reading[edit]


Norwegian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Berg

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

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From berg (mountain).

Proper noun[edit]

Berg c (genitive Bergs)

  1. A surname​.

See also[edit]