Family name origins & meanings
- Jewish (Sephardic) and Turkish : occupational name for a spicer, from Turkish bahar ‘spices’, ‘aroma’.
- Polish : derivative of Bach 6, a pet form of the personal name Bartłomiej (see Bartholomew).
- Polish : nickname from the dialect terms bach ‘child’ or bachorz ‘belly’.
- Americanized spelling of Slovenian Bačar, a topographic name for someone living by the ravine of the river Bača, or a habitational name from Bača in western Slovenia, probably named with a reduced form of globača ‘ravine’, ‘gorge’.