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Meaning and Origin of: Baruch

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Hebrew : Blessed

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • Jewish : from the Hebrew male personal name Baruch meaning ‘blessed’, ‘fortunate’. This was borne by a disciple of Jeremiah, the supposed author of one of the books of the Apocrypha.
  • Simon Baruch (1840–1921), physician, came from Schwersen, Germany. He received medical training in SC, served as a surgeon in the Civil War, and settled in New York City in 1881.