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Boy Names Starting with Ba-

Ba- baby names and what they mean, with 72 results. Ba- names are used more often as masculine names. These boy names were at the height of their popularity 7 decades ago (ADOPTION OF 0.33%) and are somewhat less common today (ADOPTION 0.18%, 47% LESS), with names like Bailey becoming somewhat outmoded. Barrett (#213), Baker (#712) and Baylor (#690) are three of the more chic birth names in this compilation, while Bales (TOP 2%) and Baber (4%) are common Ba- last names. Here is the list of Ba- names for girls.

Ba- names

Babson - Balthasar | Bancroft - Barlow | Barnabas - Basil | Basim - Bayou

Babson - Balthasar

Babson, var. Babsson, Babsen
Source fr. Old English language. "Son of Barbara." Common as surnames, and Babson (TOP 18%) is similar to popular -bson surnames Bobson (TOP 69%), Brabson (19%).

Greek mythology .. Baccus (UPPER 11%), Bachus (18%) are popular last names.

Bachelor, var. Batchellor, Batchelor, Batcheller, Batcheler, Bachellor
Origin fr. Middle French word. "Unmarried man." Not in Top 2000.

Bale, Bail1
Forms of Vail. Derivative of Old English. "Valley." Balen is a marginally prominent baby name.

Bailey and variants

Bailey, var. Bayly, Bayley, Baylee, Baley, Baillie, Baily, Baillee, Bailie, Baileigh, Bail2, Bailee
Derived fr. Old English word. "Berry clearing; bailiff; city fortification." Bailee and variants are rarely found as masculine names.

Bainbridge, var. Baynebridge, Bayne, Baynbridge, Banebridge, Bain
From Irish, Gaelic language. "Pale bridge." Bainbridge, Bayne, etc. are not Top 2000 names.

Baird, var. Bayrd, Bayerd, Barr1, Barde, Bar, Bard
Source fr. Gaelic, Scottish, Irish words. "Poet, one who sings ballads." Boird and Borrd are creative forms.

Finbar and variants

Barry, Barra, Barr2, Bairre
Var. of Finbar. Stems fr. Irish, Gaelic language. "White, fair head." Barr (TOP 1%), Barra (9%) and Barry (1%) occur regularly as surnames.

Baker and variants

Baker, var. Bake
Source fr. Old English word. Bake and forms are at the peak of their popularity today.

Bala, var. Balu
Source fr. Hindi, Sanskrit languages. "Young one." Not Top 2000 names.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ba- names: Bailey, Baily, Baker, Baldemar, Baldwin

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ba- names: Ballard, Baltazar, Barry, Baylee, Bayley

Balbo, var. Ballbo, Balbino, Balbi, Bailby
Derivative of Latin element. "Mutterer." Outside Top 2000.

Baldemar and variants

Baldemar, var. Baumer, Baumar, Baldomero, Baldomar
Based on Old German language. "Bold and renowned; famous ruler." Baldomero and forms were popular as birth names in the 1930s.

Balder, var. Baudier, Baldur, Baldor
From Old English word. "Courageous army." Balder, Baldur, etc. are not often adopted as boys' names.

Var. of Archibald. Derived fr. Old French, Old German languages. "Genuine, bold, brave." Baldie is an unusual male name, occurring frequently (TOP 97%) as a last name.

Derived fr. Scottish language. Pet form of Archibald. Unique. Baldie, like Byrdie, has the androgynous-sounding -ie ending.

Baldric, var. Baudric, Baldrick, Balderik, Balderic
Source fr. Old German word. "Brave ruler." Baldric, Baudric, etc. were not Top birth names in 2018.

Baldwin and variants

Baldwin, var. Baudoin, Balldwin, Baldwynn, Baldwyn, Balduino, Baldwinn, Balduin, Baldovino, Baldewin, Bald
Root fr. Old French, Old German languages. "Bold, brave friend." Baldwyn and variants are barely found as masculine names.

Balfour, var. Ballfour, Balfore, Balfor, Balfer
Derived fr. Gaelic element. "Grazing land." Not in popularity charts.


Derivative of Old German, Old Norse. "Brave and strong; round-shaped." Less popular today. Ballard was last found in 1940-1949 in the Top 2000.

Balthasar and variants

Balthasar, var. Balto, Balthazar, Balthazaar, Balthasaar, Baltasar, Baltazar, Baldassare
From Babylonian language. "Baal protect the king." Baltazar is commonly used as a baby name among the forms of Balthasar.

Quick Reference

Summary Index of names [and variants] for Ba- names for boys.

1. Babson - Balthasar
Babson [Babsen, Babsson], Bacchus, Bachelor [Batchelor, Batcheler, Batchellor, Batcheller, ..], Vail [Bale, Bail], Bailey [Bayly, Baley, Bayley, Baylee, ..], Bainbridge [Bayne, Baynbridge, Banebridge, Baynebridge, ..], Baird [Barr, Bayrd, Barde, Bayerd, ..], Finbar [Barr, Barry, Barra, Bairre], Baker [Bake], Bala [Balu], Balbo [Balbi, Ballbo, Bailby, Balbino], Baldemar [Baumer, Baumar, Baldomar, Baldomero], Balder [Baldor, Baldur, Baudier], Archibald [Baldie], Baldie, Baldric [Baudric, Baldrick, Balderik, Balderic], Baldwin [Baudoin, Baldwyn, Balldwin, Baldwynn, ..], Balfour [Balfor, Balfer, Balfore, Ballfour], Ballard, Balthasar [Balto, Balthazar, Balthazaar, Balthasaar, ..]

Bancroft [Ban, Bank, Banfield, Bancrofft], Branislav [Bane], Banner [Bannerman], Banning, Bannock [Bannoch], Baptist [Bautista, Battiste, Battista, Baptiste, ..], Berkeley [Barkley, Barklie, Barklay, Barrclay, ..], Barack [Barak, Barrak], Baram, Barber [Barbar, Barbour], Barclay [Bartley, Barklie, Barkley, Barrclay, ..], Bard [Barr, Bardo, Bardon, Barden, ..], Barden [Bardon], Bardolf [Bardou, Bardoul, Bardulf, Bardulph, ..], Bardrick [Bardric, Bardrich], Barek, Barend, Barker, Barksdale, Barlow [Barrlow, Barlowe]

Barnabas [Barny, Barni, Barnie, Barney, ..], Bernard [Barny, Barnie, Barnhard, Barnhardo, ..], Barnes, Barnett [Barry, Barron, Barrie, Baronett, ..], Barney [Barny, Barnie], Barnum [Barnham], Baron [Barr, Barron, Barren, Baronicio], Barrett [Barry, Barrie, Barrey, Barrette, ..], Barric [Barak, Barrick], Barrington, Barry [Baz, Bazz, Baris, Barrington, ..], Bertram [Bart, Bartram], Bart [Bartt, Barrt], Bartholomew [Bat, Bartt, Bartow, Bartome, ..], Bartlet [Bartlitt, Bartlett], Barton [Bart, Barten, Barrton], Bartram [Barthram], Baruch [Baruj, Baruchi], Bascom, Basil [Bazil, Bazyli, Bazeel, Bazeelius, ..]

Basim [Bassam], Bassett [Basset], Sebastian [Bastien, Bastian], Bastian [Bastien], Battista [Baptist, Bautista, Baptiste], Baxley [Baxly, Baxlie, Baxlee, Baxlea], Baxter [Bax, Baxley], Bay, Bayard [Bay, Baylen, Bajardo, Baiardo], Bayless [Baylless], Baylor [Bayler, Bailor, Bailer], Bayou

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