Name: Berlin

Origin and Meaning of the Name Berlin

  • Meaning:
    Uncertain, perhaps swamp
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    (bur LIN)
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    Itself (Berlin)
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    English speaking countries
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    Berlin is the capital of the Federal Republic of Germany. The origin of its name is uncertain, though it perhaps derives from a Germanic word meaning "swamp" or "marsh." Berlin is the largest city in Germany, and the second most populous city within the European Union. Partitioned by the Allies after World War II, Berlin was famous for the "Berlin Wall," separating the eastern and western sectors of the city until its destruction in 1989 following the general collapse of communism in Europe.

    Used as a first name primarily in the U.S., Berlin is a place name following in the footsteps of names like Brooklyn and London.

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