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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Berg
A large mass or hill, as of ice.

Etymology: √95. See Barrow hill, and cf. Iceberg

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A large mass of ice floating at sea; usually broken off of a polar glacier
  2. Austrian composer in Schoenberg's twelve-tone music system (1885-1935)

Shortening of iceberg, from Dutch ijsberg.

  1. An iceberg.

From Dutch/Afrikaans berg, from Middle Dutch berg, from Old Dutch berg, from Proto-Germanic *bergaz, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰerǵʰ-. Doublet with barrow.

  1. (chiefly South Africa) mountain

    berg was also found in the following language(s): Afrikaans, Dutch, Faroese, Icelandic, Limburgish, Norwegian Bokmål, Norwegian Nynorsk, Old Dutch, Old High German, Old Norse, Old Saxon, and Swedish

    Notable Persons Named Berg

    His most notable accomplishments were from 1984 to present. Berg was born on December 12th, 1960 in Hong Kong.


    Berg is a sports team member for the Madureira Esporte Clube.


    Notable Persons With the Last Name Berg

    Peter Berg is an actor, director, producer, screenwriter, and film producer. His most notable accomplishments were from 1988 to present. Peter was born on March 11th, 1962 in New York City, New York, U.S.


    Nick Berg was a freelance radio-tower repairman. Nick was given the name Nicholas Evan Berg by his parent Michael Berg on April 2nd, 1978 in West Chester, Pennsylvania. He passed away on May 7th, 2004.


    Marcus Berg is a soccer player for the Panathinaikos F.C., IFK Göteborg, FC Groningen, Hamburger SV, PSV Eindhoven, Sweden national under-19 football team, Sweden national under-21 football team, and Sweden national football team. Marcus was born on August 17th, 1986 in Torsby, Sweden.


    Alan Berg was a lawyer, radio show host, radio, and radioshowhost. Alan was born on January 1st, 1934 in Chicago. He breathed his last breath on June 18th, 1984.


    David Berg was a founder, children of god, and family international. David was given the name David Brandt Berg on February 18th, 1919 in Oakland, California. He breathed his last breath on October 1st, 1994.


    Moe Berg was a baseball. Moe was born on March 2nd, 1902. He breathed his last breath on May 29th, 1972.


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    Popularity of Berg as a last name

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    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Berg U.S.
      White 94.69% 64.26%
      African American 0.35% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.73% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.47% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 1.44% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 2.32% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Berg

    People with the last name Berg are most frequently White

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    Fun Facts about the name Berg

    • How Popular is the name Berg? Berg is the 79,166th most popular name of all time. As a last name Berg was the 712th most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Berg have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 6 babies born with the first name Berg in the United States.
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Berg? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1999 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
    • When was Berg first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Berg is Sunday, April 15th, 1877.
    • What year had the most people named Berg born? The highest recorded use of the first name Berg was in 1999 with a total of 6 babies.
    • Weird things about the name Berg: Your name in reverse order is Greb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Berg. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Berg? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 48,746 people with the last name Berg.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Berg? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 17 of them will have Berg as their last name.

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    • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
    • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (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).
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