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Barak Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): from a Hebrew Biblical name meaning ‘lightning’. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): acronymic surname from a Hebrew patronymic phrase Ben Rabi Kalonymos ‘son of rabbi Kalonymos’. Czech (Barák): status name for the owner of a cottage without land, from barák ‘cottage’, ‘shanty’, ‘cabin’. Hungarian: habitational name from a place called Barak, or from a pet form of one of two personal names, Bertalan (see Bartholomew) or Barabás (see Barabas). Turkish, Bosnian, and Croatian (Kordun): nickname from barak ‘shaggy-haired’. Croatian (Dalmatian coast): derivative of the personal name Bare, a pet form of Bartol (see Bartholomew) or Branimir.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Bara, Barad, Borak, Marak, Bark, Baran, Barach, Basa, Baratz, Bar

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Barak Family Occupations

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Barak Life Expectancy

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Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Barak life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Barak in 1963 was 56, and 74 in 2004.

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