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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Scandinavian (especially Norwegian) : variant spelling of Bakke.
  • Frisian : from a pet form of the Germanic personal name Baldo, a short form of the various compound names with the first element bald ‘bold’. See Bald.
  • German : nickname from Middle High German backe ‘cheek’, ‘buttock’.

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