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What does Barack mean?

Barack Pronunciation of Barack [barack] as a boys' name is pronounced ba-RAHK, BARE-ek. It is of Hebrew, Swahili and African origin, and the meaning of Barack is "lightning; blessing". Biblical: a valiant warrior who cooperated with the prophetess Deborah to win victory in a battle against overwhelming odds. See also Barric. American President Barack Obama.

Associated with: lightning (bright), blessing (gift), biblical, valiant (brave), warrior, victory, battle (war).


Barack has 2 variants: Barak and Barrak.

2 more relations via Barric: Barrick and Beric.

Creative forms:
(male) Borack, ..


Middle name pairings:
Barack Monroe (B.M.), ..

How popular is Barack?

Barack is an uncommonly occurring given name for males but a somewhat prominent last name for both adults and children (#95091 out of 150436, Top 63%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Barack has yet to make it into the list thus far. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Barack is pronounced similarly to Barek, Baruch, Bearach, Borak and Boruch. Other recommended names are Baram, Baris, Baruchi, Baruj (see Baruch), Berk, Birch, Birk, Black, Breck, Brice, Brick, Brik, Broc, Brock, Brocke, Brok, Brook, Bruce, Bryce, Burch, Burk, Darach, Darick, Jerack (see Jerrick), Tarick, Varick and Warick. These names tend to be more commonly used than Barack.

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