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Old Norse Old Norse


Origin and Meaning

Reconstructed Proto-Norse name

1) Nomen agentis of Old Norse bjarga = 'to help, to rescue' [1] [2] [3] [4]

2) Adjective form of Germanic *berʒō = 'help' [1]

3) Short form of Old Norse name beginning with Berg- [1]

For all three possibilies see BORG (name element) for further information

See also -R

Related Names

See Birgir


No recent statistics trend found in databases for *BerʒiaR.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Lena Peterson: Nordiskt runnamnslexikon (2007)
  2. Árni Dahl: Navnabókin (2005)
  3. Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  4. Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)