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What does Baker mean?

Baker Pronunciation of Baker [bak-er] as a boys' name is of Old English origin. Occupational name used as surname, and in the 19th century, as a given name. Politician James Baker.

Associated with: old english, occupational, surname, 19th century.


Baker has 1 variant: Bake.

Creative forms:
(male) Bakder, Baler, ..

(female) Bakber, Baken, ..

Middle name pairings:
Baker Caspian (B.C.), ..

How popular is Baker?

Baker is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a very prominent surname for all people (#38 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Baker was first listed in 1890-1899 and reached its top position of #1561 in the U.S. in the 1890s, and is currently at #1780. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Baker name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Baker outside U.S.

Similar Names

Baker is alike in pronunciation to Becker and Booker. Other suggested similar names are Anker, Bailer, Balder, Bale, Baley, Balfer, Bane, Banner, Bar, Barber, Barek, Baret, Barker, Barr, Baumer, Baxter, Bayerd, Bayler, Beamer, Blake, Braser, Brazer, Deker, Faber, Fajer, Gaer, Jader, Lazer, Maier, Majer, Mayer, Nader, Naser, Osker, Packer, Parker, Rafer, Riker, Ryker, Saber, Sayer, Taber and Walker. These names tend to be more frequently used than Baker.