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Origin and Meaning of Berber

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Ber"ber
A member of a race somewhat resembling the Arabs, but often classed as Hamitic, who were formerly the inhabitants of the whole of North Africa from the Mediterranean southward into the Sahara, and who still occupy a large part of that region; -- called also Kabyles. Also, the language spoken by this people.

Etymology: See Barbary

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A cluster of related dialects that were once the major language of northern Africa west of Egypt; now spoken mostly in Morocco
  2. A member of an indigenous people of northern Africa

Notable Persons With the Last Name Berber

Anita Berber was a dancer, actress, and writer. Anita was born on June 10th, 1899 in Leipzig. She passed away on November 10th, 1928.


Mersad Berber was a painter and painting. Mersad was born Mersad Berber on January 1st, 1940 in Bosanski Petrovac. He left this life on October 7th, 2012.


Philip was born in 1958 in Dublin, Ireland.


Ady Berber was an actor. He was most active from 1936 to 1966. Ady was born on February 4th, 1913 in Vienna. He died on January 3rd, 1966.


Fritz was born on November 27th, 1898 in Marburg. Fritz is also known as Friedrich Berber. He breathed his last breath on October 23rd, 1984.


Kübra Berber is a soccer player for the 1207 Antalya Muratpaşa Belediye Spor, Derince Belediyespor, Turkey women's national under-17 football team, and Turkey women's national under-19 football team. Kübra was born on April 14th, 1996 in Gölcük, Kocaeli, Turkey.


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Popularity of Berber as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Berber U.S.
  White 12.06% 64.26%
  African American 0.83% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.90% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 86.08% 16.26%

Of Last Name Berber

People with the last name Berber are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Berber

  • How Popular is the name Berber? As a last name Berber was the 18,849th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Berber first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Berber is Monday, October 3rd, 1904.
  • How unique is the name Berber? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Berber. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Berber: Your name in reverse order is Rebreb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rebbre. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Berber? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,451 people with the last name Berber.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Berber? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Berber as their last name since less than 1 person in 204k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.