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SOURCE: Location & Other
PRONOUNCED: Br-lin (German), ber-LEEN (Swedish)
CONTRIBUTOR: anonymous on 11/4/2014
Meaning & History
Habitational name from the city in Germany, the name of which is of uncertain meaning. It is possibly derived from an Old Slavic stem berl-
or from a West Slavic word meaning "river lake".
The Swedish name Berlin is of unknown origin. The name could be a shortened form of BERGLIN
. It could also be a habitational name from the city in Germany or from a place in Sweden named with ber
. The second element, -in
, are either derived from Latin -inus
meaning "descendant of" or derived from Swedish lind