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Bat (boy)

What does Bat mean?

Bat Pronunciation of Bat [bat] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Bat) is of Aramaic origin, and Bat means "son of Talmai (the farmer)". Bat is a variant form of Bartholomew (Aramaic).

Associated with: farmer.


8 alternative forms via Bartholomew: Bart, Bartel, Barth, Bartho, Bartin, Bartle, Bartow and Bartt.

Creative forms:
(male) Bido, Bot, ..

(female) Bate, Bati, ..

Middle name pairings:
Bat Hiram (B.H.), ..

How popular is Bat?

Bat is an uncommonly occurring given name for males. Bat is also an uncommon surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent alternative forms of Bat (unlisted) are Bartholomew and Bart. Adoption of these forms of Bat reached its highest in the 1960s (average #732), but now, the version Bart has gone out of style. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bart, Bartholomew in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Bat is alike in pronunciation to Boot and Boote. Other recommended names are Ban, Bar, Bax, Bay, Baz, Mat, Nat, Pat and Wat. These names tend to be more frequently used than Bat.

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