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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Barack mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Barack

"Barack" is a name of African origin, and it means "Blessed". It's a name commonly given to boys.


Anglicized spelling, used by Luo speakers, of Barak, ostensibly as an Old Testament name. A cognate of the biblical Baruch.

  1. A male given name.

Notable Persons Named Barack

Barack Obama is a 44th President of the United States. He holds the title President Obama on Osama bin Laden's Death. Barack was born on August 4th, 1961 in Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Barack

Moises was born on December 26th, 1943.


Where is the name Barack popular?

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Popularity of Barack as a first name

The map shows the absolute popularity of the name Barack as a first name in each of the states. See other popular names in California, New York, or Texas.

Popularity of Barack as a last name

The map shows the absolute popularity of the name Barack as a last name in each of the states. See other popular names in Ohio, Michigan, or New York.

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Barack U.S.
  White 89.16% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 3.45% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.96% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.46% 16.26%

Of Last Name Barack

People with the last name Barack are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Barack

  • How Popular is the name Barack? Barack is the 24,128th most popular name of all time. As a last name Barack was the 90,853rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Barack have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 247 babies born with the first name Barack in the United States. That's more than enough people named Barack 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 Barack? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2007 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • What year had the most people named Barack born? The highest recorded use of the first name Barack was in 2009 with a total of 71 babies.
  • Random Barack Factoid: According to the 2009 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Barack is not a popular baby boy's name in Illinois. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Illinois have the same name as you in 2009.
  • Weird things about the name Barack: Your name in reverse order is Kcarab. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Kbacra. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Barack? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 203 people with the last name Barack.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Barack? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Barack as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.4m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.