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What does Baruch mean?

Baruch Pronunciation of Baruch [baruch] as a boys' name is pronounced BAR-ook. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Baruch is "blessed". Biblical: one Baruch was Jeremiah's scribe-secretary. Many languages have a form of this name: in English, Benedict; in Italian, Benedetto; in French, Benoit; in Spanish, Benito. American philanthropist Bernard Baruch.

Associated with: blessed, biblical.


Baruch has 3 variants: Baruchi, Baruj and Boruch.

Baruch has 1 feminine form: Beracha.

Creative forms:
(male) Barruch, Bearuch, ..

(female) Bace, Baruchna, ..

Middle name pairings:
Baruch Jai (B.J.), ..

How popular is Baruch?

Baruch is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#23657 out of 150436, Top 16%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Below is a charted analysis of the statistics of Baruch and related names. Prominent alternative forms of Baruch (outside Top 2000) are Benedict (#1209 via latest list) and Benito (#1742). These forms of Baruch were popular with parents a century ago (usage of 0.02%) and are somewhat less conventional today (usage 0.01%, down 38%). (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Benedict, Benito in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Baruch and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Baruch is pronounced similarly to Barack, Barak, Barek, Barrak, Barric, Barrick, Bearach and Beric. Other suggested similar names are Bannoch, Bar, Baram, Barbar, Barber, Bard, Barden, Bardo, Bardou, Bardrich, Bardulf, Bardulph (see Bardolf), Baret, Baris, Barlow, Barna, Barnet, Barney, Barni, Barnie, Barnum, Barny, Baron, Barr, Barra, Barree, Barren, Barret, Barrey, Barrie, Barrt, Barry, Bart, Bartel, Barth, Bartle, Barton, Bartow, Bartt (see Bart), Beech, Bergh, Birch, Branch, Breck, Brice, Brick, Broc, Brock, Bruce, Brucey, Brucie, Bryce, Buck, Burch, Burgh, Butch, Byrum, Darach, Darroch, Edrich, Erich, Faruqh, Hirsch, Larch, March, Ulrich and Zerach. These names tend to be more commonly used than Baruch.

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