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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Polish (Bakuła) : from a derivative of the personal name Bak.
  • Polish : nickname for a habitual liar, from bakulić ‘to lie in one’s throat’. (The Polish idiom translates literally as ‘to lie in one’s eyes’.)
  • Serbian or Croatian (Dalmatia) : derivative of Bako ‘bull’.

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