Barack: baby name meaning and popularity

Barack

The meanings of this name vary: if it's from the Swahili word "baraka," or the Hebrew name Baruch, it means "blessing" - but if it's derived from the Hebrew name Barak, it means "lightning." Maybe the real blessing will be that your little Barack doesn't wake you up in a panic every time lightning strikes.

Nicknames:

Barry.

Famous people named Barack:

Former U.S. President Barack Obama.

Fun fact:

The name Barack didn't appear on the Social Security Administration's baby name records until 2007, when 5 baby boys were named Barack. It peaked in 2009, when 69 babies had the name, and is currently on the rise again. Thanks, Obama.

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