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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Bach

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  • A user from Germany says the name Bach is of German origin and means "Brook, creek, (small) river".

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  1. The music of Bach ("he played Bach on the organ")
  2. German baroque organist and contrapuntist; composed mostly keyboard music; one of the greatest creators of western music (1685-1750)
  3. Lead a bachelor's existence

From German Bach. The surname was brought to the Anglo-Saxon world by immigrants from Germany, Denmark, etc.

  1. A surname​ of English-speakers.
  2. (music) Johann Sebastian Bach, a German organist and composer.

Bach was also found in the following language(s): Danish, German, Hungarian, and Portuguese

Notable Persons Named Bach

He passed away in 1833.


Bạch Đăng Khoa is an athlete for the Đồng Tháp FC.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Bach

He holds the title 1, 2, 3, performed by Ben Goldstein as written down by Bach, Brahms' piano version performed by Martha Goldstein, BWV 632, 4, 5, 6, 7, Agnus Dei, Prelude, Fugue, Air on the G String, and Sheep May Safely Graze". Johann was born in 1685 in Eisenach. He left this life on July 28th, 1750.


Sebastian Bach is a heavy metal music, hard rock, progressive metal, glam metal, country rock, thrash metal, and speed metal musician. He plays Guitar and Vocals. His ongoing career started in 1983. Sebastian was given the name Sebastian Philip Bierk on April 3rd, 1968 in Freeport, Bahamas.


Barbara Bach is an actress. Her ongoing career started in 1968. Barbara was given the name Barbara Goldbach on August 27th, 1947 in Queens, New York, U.S.


Catherine Bach is an actress. She has been prominent since 1974. Catherine was given the name Catherine Bachman on March 1st, 1954 in Warren, Ohio, U.S.


King Bach is an actor, film director, comedian, and director. King was given the name Andrew B. Bachelor in Toronto. King is also known as King Bach.


Richard Bach is an aviation, fantasy, philosophy, fantasy literature, and philosophical fiction writer. Richard was given the name Richard David Bach on June 23rd, 1936 in Oak Park, Illinois. U.S.


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Popularity of Bach as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Bach U.S.
  White 84.82% 64.26%
  African American 0.30% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 10.70% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.21% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.30% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.67% 16.26%

Of Last Name Bach

People with the last name Bach are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Bach

  • How Popular is the name Bach? Bach is the 44,869th most popular name of all time. As a last name Bach was the 2,986th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Bach have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 58 babies born with the first name Bach in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Bach? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1983 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Bach first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Bach is Saturday, March 21st, 1896.
  • What year had the most people named Bach born? The highest recorded use of the first name Bach was in 2016 with a total of 8 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Bach: Your name in reverse order is Hcab. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Achb. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Bach? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 11,999 people with the last name Bach.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Bach? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 4 of them will have Bach as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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