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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Bergen

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  • A user from Delaware, United States says the name Bergen is of Unknown origin and means "God".
  • A submission from Virginia, United States says the name Bergen means "Mountain" and is of German origin.
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  1. A port city in southwestern Norway
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From Norwegian Bergen, from Old Norse Bjǫrgvin (“meadow between the mountains”).

  1. A port city in Norway
    , in Hordaland county, is Norway's second-largest city.
  2. A Catholic diocese named after the above see.
  3. A city/hamlet in North Dakota.

    Bergen was also found in the following language(s): Dutch, French, German, and Norwegian

    Notable Persons Named Bergen

    Bergen was born on September 19th, 1904. He left this life on February 4th, 1978.

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    Bergen was an arabesque (turkish music) musician. She was most prominent from 1982 to 1989. Bergen was given the name Belgin Sarılmışer on July 15th, 1959 in Mersin. She left this life on August 14th, 1989.

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    Bergen Williams is an actress. She was most active from 1990 to present. Bergen was given the name Laura Lynn Williams on July 14th, 1959 in Inglewood, California, U.S.

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    Bergen was born on March 31st, 1869. He passed away on June 30th, 1958.

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    Notable Persons With the Last Name Bergen

    Candice Bergen is an actress, fashion model, and model (people). She was most prominent from 1965 to present. Candice was given the name Candice Patricia Bergen by her parents Frances Bergen and Edgar Bergen on May 9th, 1946 in Beverly Hills, California, U.S.

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    Polly Bergen was an actress, singer, writer, and entrepreneur. She was most active from 1949 to 2012. Polly was given the name Nellie Paulina Burgin on July 14th, 1930 in Knoxville, Tennessee, U.S. She died on September 20th, 2014.

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    Edgar Bergen was an actor, comedian, and ventriloquist. His career lasted from 1930 to 1978. Edgar was given the name Edgar John Bergren on February 16th, 1903 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. He left this life on September 30th, 1978.

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    Erich Bergen is an actor and presenter. His most notable accomplishments were from 2007 to present. Erich was born on December 31st, 1985 in New York City, New York, U.S.

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    Bob Bergen is a voice actor and voice acting. His most notable accomplishments were from 1985 to present. Bob was given the name Robert Bergen on March 8th, 1964 in St. Louis. Bob is also known as Bob Bergan and Bob Berger.

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    Frances Bergen was a film, television actress, model, and model (people). She was most active from 1953 to 1953. Frances was given the name Frances Westerman on September 14th, 1922 in Birmingham, Alabama, U.S. Frances is also known as Westerman and Frances. She left this life on October 2nd, 2006.

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    How popular is the baby name Bergen in the U.S.?

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    Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
    1928 5 0 5
    1979 6 6 0
    1980 6 6 0
    1983 7 7 0
    1984 5 5 0
    1986 6 6 0
    1987 8 8 0
    1988 10 10 0
    1990 7 7 0
    1991 11 11 0
    1992 10 10 0
    1993 6 6 0
    1994 16 11 5
    1995 8 8 0
    1996 8 8 0
    1997 17 11 6
    1998 22 17 5
    1999 37 21 16
    2000 39 16 23
    2001 48 24 24
    2002 33 14 19
    2003 41 14 27
    2004 33 14 19
    2005 41 18 23
    2006 37 13 24
    2007 41 20 21
    2008 38 16 22
    2009 46 25 21
    2010 26 15 11
    2011 25 12 13
    2012 28 17 11
    2013 22 15 7
    2014 25 12 13
    2015 32 21 11
    2016 20 12 8
    2017 17 10 7

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    Popularity of Bergen as a first name

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    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Bergen U.S.
      White 92.81% 64.26%
      African American 1.71% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.89% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 1.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 1.38% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 2.21% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Bergen

    People with the last name Bergen are most frequently White

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    Fun Facts about the name Bergen

    • How Popular is the name Bergen? Bergen is the 12,270th most popular name of all time. As a last name Bergen was the 5,711th most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Bergen have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 787 babies born with the first name Bergen in the United States. That's more than enough people named Bergen to occupy the territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) with an estimated population of 605 (as of June 30, 2010).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Bergen? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1928 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
    • When was Bergen first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Bergen is Sunday, February 4th, 1872.
    • What year had the most people named Bergen born? The highest recorded use of the first name Bergen was in 2003 with a total of 27 babies.
    • Random Bergen Factoid: According to the 2013 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Bergen is not a popular baby girl's name in Colorado. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Colorado have the same name as you in 2013.
    • Weird things about the name Bergen: Your name in reverse order is Negreb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Bgener. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Bergen? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 6,074 people with the last name Bergen.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Bergen? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Bergen 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).
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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