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Meaning and Origin

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Bak"er
Senses
  1. One whose business it is to bake bread, biscuit, etc.
  2. A portable oven in which baking is done.(U.S)

Etymology: AS. bæcere. See Bake (v. t.)

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Someone who bakes bread or cake
  2. Someone who bakes commercially
Wiktionary

From Middle English bakere, from Old English bæcere (“baker”), from Proto-Germanic *bakārijaz (“baker”), equivalent to bake +‎ -er. Cognate with Dutch bakker (“baker”), German Bäcker (“baker”), Swedish bagare (“baker”), Icelandic bakari (“baker”).

  1. A person who bakes and sells bread, cakes and similar items.
  2. A portable oven for baking.

baker was also found in the following language(s): Dutch, Norwegian Bokmål, and Slovene

Notable Persons Named Baker

Baker Mayfield is a football player. Baker was born on April 14th, 1995 in Austin, Texas.

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Baker Street Irregulars is a fictional character.

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Baker Knight was a singer and songwriter. He was most active from 1956 to 1987. Baker was born on July 4th, 1933 in Birmingham, Alabama, United States. He passed away on October 12th, 2005.

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Baker was born on March 20th, 1981 in Al-Hasakah.

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His military service ended in 1911. Baker was born on January 11th, 1837. He left this life on November 25th, 1911.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Baker

Machine Gun Kelly is a hip hop music and rap rock musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 2006 to present. Machine was given the name Richard Colson Baker on April 22nd, 1990 in Houston, Texas, US. Machine is also known as Machine Gun Kelly.

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Gilbert Baker is an artist. Gilbert was born on June 2nd, 1951 in Chanute, Kansas.

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Chet Baker was a cool jazz, bebop, and west coast jazz musician. He plays Trumpet, Vocals, Piano, and Flugelhorn. He has been prominent since 1949. Chet was given the name Chesney Henry Baker on December 23rd, 1929 in Yale, Oklahoma. He left this life on May 13th, 1988.

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Troy Baker is an actor, singing, voice acting, musician, singer, and voice actor. He was most prominent from 2004 to present. Troy was given the name Troy Edward Baker on April 1st, 1976 in Dallas, Texas, United States.

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Josephine Baker was a dancer, singer, actress, civil rights activist, and spy. She was most prominent from 1921 to present. Josephine was given the name Freda Josephine McDonald on June 3rd, 1906 in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S. She breathed her last breath on April 12th, 1975.

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Simon Baker is an actor and director. He has had major accomplishments since 1987. Simon was born on July 30th, 1969 in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.

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How popular is the baby name Baker in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1895 5 0 5
1899 6 0 6
1900 5 0 5
1904 5 0 5
1912 9 0 9
1914 11 0 11
1915 17 0 17
1916 7 0 7
1917 13 0 13
1918 16 0 16
1919 11 0 11
1920 16 0 16
1921 13 0 13
1922 14 0 14
1923 16 0 16
1924 9 0 9
1925 15 0 15
1926 11 0 11
1927 14 0 14
1928 5 0 5
1929 9 0 9
1930 6 0 6
1931 8 0 8
1932 12 0 12
1933 6 0 6
1934 8 0 8
1935 7 0 7
1936 9 0 9
1940 10 0 10
1941 6 0 6
1942 8 0 8
1943 7 0 7
1944 8 0 8
1945 6 0 6
1946 10 0 10
1947 7 0 7
1949 7 0 7
1950 9 0 9
1951 5 0 5
1954 6 0 6
1955 6 0 6
1959 11 0 11
1962 8 0 8
1965 5 0 5
1970 5 0 5
1973 5 0 5
1975 5 0 5
1976 5 0 5
1979 8 0 8
1983 11 0 11
1984 10 0 10
1985 7 0 7
1986 11 0 11
1987 11 0 11
1988 11 0 11
1989 12 0 12
1990 14 0 14
1991 20 0 20
1992 12 0 12
1993 26 0 26
1994 8 0 8
1995 20 0 20
1996 27 0 27
1997 15 0 15
1998 24 0 24
1999 27 0 27
2000 25 0 25
2001 26 0 26
2002 32 0 32
2003 35 0 35
2004 30 0 30
2005 49 0 49
2006 35 0 35
2007 73 5 68
2008 60 8 52
2009 68 5 63
2010 49 0 49
2011 62 10 52
2012 59 6 53
2013 66 0 66
2014 75 7 68
2015 97 10 87
2016 175 19 156
2017 189 24 165

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Popularity of Baker as a first name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Baker U.S.
  White 79.83% 64.26%
  African American 14.44% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.56% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.87% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.02% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.28% 16.26%

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People with the last name Baker are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Baker

  • How Popular is the name Baker? Baker is the 6,986th most popular name of all time. As a last name Baker was the 44th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Baker have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,901 babies born with the first name Baker in the United States. That's more than enough people named Baker to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Baker? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1895 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Baker first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Baker is Sunday, April 15th, 1866.
  • What year had the most people named Baker born? The highest recorded use of the first name Baker was in 2017 with a total of 165 babies.
  • Random Baker Factoid: According to the 2017 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Baker is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 13 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 2017.
  • Weird things about the name Baker: Your name in reverse order is Rekab. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ebkar. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Baker? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 419,586 people with the last name Baker.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Baker? Baker was ranked as the 44th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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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).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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