Berg

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See also: berg, Berğ, and Bërg

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

German Berg, Norwegian berg, "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 in Troms, Norway.
  2. A surname 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]


German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German [Term?], from Old High German berg, from Proto-Germanic *bergaz, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰerǵʰ- (high). Compare Dutch berg, Low German Barg, Biärg, West Frisian berch, English berg, bergh, 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)
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Noun[edit]

Berg m (genitive Berges or Bergs, plural Berge)

  1. a mountain, hill

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Berg m, f (genitive Bergs)

  1. A surname, as of the composer Alban Berg

Proper noun[edit]

Berg n (genitive Bergs)

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

Norwegian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Berg

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

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From berg (mountain).

Proper noun[edit]

Berg c (genitive Bergs)

  1. A surname​.