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Gender Male
Word/name Old Norse
Meaning "to help, to save, to protect".
Other names
Related names Börje, Birgir

Birger is a Scandinavian name from Old Norse, bjarga, meaning "to help, to save, to protect". It is widely used in Norway as Birger but also as Børge. The Swedish variant of Birger would soon evolve into Börje, however, the prior form would remain common, and were not be confused with its successor. The Icelandic form is Birgir. Birger is primarily a masculine given name, but can also be found as a surname. People with the name Birger include:[1]

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  1. ^ "View Name: Birger". Retrieved 2007-12-18.