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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Baer

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Alt. Meaning

B is for buoy, you encourage those you see.

A is for aspirations, many to be attained

E is for explorer, always ready for the next journey

R is for respect, earned through your actions

Notable Persons With the Last Name Baer

Max Baer was a boxer. Max was born on February 11th, 1909 in Omaha, Nebraska, U.S. He passed away on November 21st, 1959.


Ralph H. Baer was an inventor, video game developer, engineer, and invention. Ralph was given the name Rudolf Heinrich Baer on March 8th, 1922 in Rodalben. He breathed his last breath on December 6th, 2014.


Parley Baer was an actor. He was most prominent from 1940 to 1997. Parley was given the name Parley Edward Baer on August 5th, 1914 in Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S. He died on November 22nd, 2002.


Buddy Baer was a boxer. Buddy was born on June 11th, 1915 in Denver, Colorado, U.S. He breathed his last breath on July 18th, 1986.


Karl Ernst von Baer was a scientist in the fields of biology, embryology, geology, and meteorology. Karl was born on February 17th, 1792 in Piep estate, Estonia, Russian Empire. He breathed his last breath on November 16th, 1876.


Richard Baer was a schutzstaffel, sturmbannführer, and ss-sturmbannführer. Richard was born on September 9th, 1911 in Floß. He died on June 17th, 1963.


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Popularity of Baer as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Baer U.S.
  White 94.82% 64.26%
  African American 0.58% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.83% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.43% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.07% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.26% 16.26%

Of Last Name Baer

People with the last name Baer are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Baer

  • How Popular is the name Baer? Baer is the 33,947th most popular name of all time. As a last name Baer was the 2,192nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Baer have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 120 babies born with the first name Baer in the United States. That's more than enough people named Baer to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Baer? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2007 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Baer first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Baer is Monday, March 20th, 1893.
  • What year had the most people named Baer born? The highest recorded use of the first name Baer was in 2017 with a total of 23 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Baer: Your name in reverse order is Reab. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Bear. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Baer? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 16,587 people with the last name Baer.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Baer? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 6 of them will have Baer 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).
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