Origin: Old French
Meaning: “freeman of a borough”
Variations, Nicknames and Sound Alikes:
Burge, Burges, Burgiss, Burr
Phrases you might say or hear someday:
Burgess has a terrible cough.
You just need to be patient, Burgess.
Burgess is going on a ski trip.
1. Burgess Owens (b. 1951), American football pro
born Clarence Burgess Owens
2. Burgess Urquhart Whitehead (1910-93), American
baseball pro, nicknamed “Whitey”
3. Burgess Meredith (1907-97), American actor
born Oliver Burgess Meredith
Burgess Middle Names