Meaning and Origin of: Bar

Family name origins & meanings

  • Jewish (Ashkenazic) : from the Yiddish male personal nameBer (see Baer).
  • Variant spelling of GermanBahr or Baer.
  • Polish and Czech : from a short form of the personal name Bartolomaeus (Polish Bartłomiej, Czech Bartoloměj; see Bartholomew).
  • Hungarian (Bár) : from the old secular personal nameBár.