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 Bashar mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Bashar

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  • A user from Bangladesh says the name Bashar is of Arabic origin and means "Bringer of glad tidings".
  • According to a user from New York, United States, the name Bashar is of Arabic origin and means "The Bringer of Good News".
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International Interest

From Arabic بَشَّار (baššār).

  1. A male given name

Notable Persons Named Bashar

Bashar al-Assad is a Regional Secretary of the Regional Command of the Syrian Regional Branch, President of Syria, and Regional Secretary of theRegional Commandof theSyrian Regional Branch. Bashar was born on September 11th, 1965 in Damascus.


Bashar was born in Syria. Bashar is also known as Abu Fadi.


Bashar Jaafari is a Permanent Representative of Syria to the United Nations. Bashar was born on April 14th, 1956 in Damascus.


Bashar Rahal is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1989 to present. Bashar was given the name Bashar Mounzer Rahal on October 20th, 1974 in Dubai.


Bashar was born in 714. He breathed his last breath in 784.


Bashar Abdullah is a soccer player for the Retirement, Al-Salmiya SC, Al-Hilal FC, Al-Rayan SC, Al Ain FC, Kuwait SC, and Kuwait national football team. Bashar was born on October 12th, 1977 in Kuwait City.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Bashar

Habibul Bashar is a cricketer. Habibul was born on August 17th, 1972 in Nagakanda, Kushtia, Bangladesh.


Dima Bashar is a pop music musician. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2008 to present. Dima was given the name Dima bint Bashar Arafat Qadri on October 10th, 2000 in Nablus.


Abul was born in 1951.


Caresse Bashar is an actor and actress. Caresse was born on February 16th, 1976 in Damascus.


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International Interest for Bashar

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Bashar as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Bashar U.S.
  White 32.28% 64.26%
  African American 3.75% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 60.23% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.88% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Bashar

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

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Fun Facts about the name Bashar

  • How Popular is the name Bashar? Bashar is the 21,405th most popular name of all time. As a last name Bashar was the 58,481st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Bashar have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 309 babies born with the first name Bashar in the United States. That's more than enough people named Bashar 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 Bashar? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1973 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Bashar first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Bashar is Monday, April 15th, 1935.
  • What year had the most people named Bashar born? The highest recorded use of the first name Bashar was in 2004 with a total of 25 babies.
  • Random Bashar Factoid: According to the 2000 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Bashar is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 7 babies in California have the same name as you in 2000.
  • Weird things about the name Bashar: Your name in reverse order is Rahsab. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Raabhs. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Bashar? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 347 people with the last name Bashar.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Bashar? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Bashar as their last name since less than 1 person in 833k 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.
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