First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Baku mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Baku

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  • A submission from New York, United States says the name Baku means "A king in Africa" and is of African origin.

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  1. A port city on the Caspian Sea that is the capital of Azerbaijan and an important center for oil production

Borrowing from Russian Баку́ (Bakú), from Azeri Bakı, possibly from Persian بادکوبه (bâd-kube, “wind-pounded”), compound of باد (bâd) + کوب (kub) + ـه (-e).

  1. The capital city of Azerbaijan.

Baku was also found in the following language(s): Portuguese and Serbo-Croatian

Notable Persons Named Baku

Baku Yumemakura is a science fiction, adventure fiction, and fantasy author. Baku was born on January 1st, 1951 in Japan.


Yasutaka Nagai is a novelist, manga writer, scenario writer, and mangaka. Yasutaka was given the name Baku Nagai on March 10th, 1941 in Shanghai. Yasutaka is also known as Hiroshi Koenji (高円寺博).


Baku Mahadeva was a civil servant. Baku was born on October 29th, 1921. He passed away on November 29th, 2013.


Baku Akae is a writer.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Baku

Mürsel Bakû was a grand national assembly of turkey. His military service ended in 1901. Mürsel was born in 1881 in Erzurum. He passed away on February 2nd, 1945.


Klodian Baku is an athlete for the KS Iliria.


Redion Baku is an athlete for the KS Iliria.


Fun Facts about the name Baku

  • When was the first name Baku first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Baku is Wednesday, July 14th, 1976.
  • How unique is the name Baku? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Baku. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Baku: Your name in reverse order is Ukab. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ukab. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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