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]

  • (Valkenburg aan de Geul) First attested as berga in 1139. Derived from the dative singular form of berg (hill, elevated place).
  • (Belgium) Derived from 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).
  • (Noord-Brabant) First attested as Berg in 1794. Derived from berg (hill, elevated place).

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

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Proper noun[edit]

Berg

  1. A village in Valkenburg aan de Geul, Limburg, Netherlands.
  2. A hamlet in Maaseik, Belgium.
  3. A hamlet in Eijsden-Margraten, Limburg, Netherlands.
  4. A hamlet in Peel en Maas, Limburg, Netherlands.
  5. A hamlet in Cranendonck, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands.
  6. A surname​.

Derived terms[edit]


German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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.

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 (strong, genitive Berges or Bergs, plural Berge)

  1. a mountain, hill

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Proper noun[edit]

Berg m or f (proper noun, surname, masculine genitive Bergs or (with an article) Berg, feminine genitive Berg, plural Bergs)

  1. A surname, as of the composer Alban Berg

Proper noun[edit]

Berg n (proper noun, genitive Bergs or (optionally with an article) Berg)

  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]


Icelandic[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Berg m

  1. A male given name

Declension[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]