|Meaning:||Blessed, blessed by God|
|Related Names:||Barak, Baraka, Barakah, Barek|
ORIGIN AND HISTORY
Barack has Arabic, African and Swahili origins with general definitions of "blessed". Barack in Arabic means blessed one and is pronounced as Berik. The Hebrew form of this name would be Baruch, which also mean "blessed" (Barak, which is a Hebrew name meaning "lightning," is not etymologically related). A more literal Swahili definition is blessing, prosperity and abundance.
According to the Social Security Administration, Barack is not in the top 1000 names for any year of birth in the last 15 years. Barack also holds no significant ranking internationally in reporting countries available. (See “FACTS” below for indication of possible change in trend.)
- Barack Obama was named after his father Barack (Obama) Sr. Originally from Kenya, he came to the United States as a student.
- Barack was named the “2007 Name of the Year” by iVillage.com’s “The Baby Name Wizard” 
- According to Barack Obama’s website the following etymological definitions are offered:
- barik: blessed (Arabic)
- baraka: blessing (Arabic)(Kiswahili)
- baraka: also berakhah, in Judaism, a blessing usually recited during a ceremony
- baruch: Also related to "berakhah" or bracha (Hebrew: berakhot), which is a blessing.
- baraka: also barakah, in Arabic and Islam, meaning spiritual wisdom and blessing transmitted from God
- "Baraka", a rarely used French slang term for luck, derived from the Arabic word
- Barack (Barry) Obama, Sr. – Father of the President of the United States, Barack Obama
- Barack is a Hungarian brandy made from apricots. The word "barack," pronounced "BUH-ruhtsk" means "apricot" and "peach."
- Baraka, aka Nigella sativa, a spice with purported health benefits
- Barack Hussein Obama II (born August 4, 1961) is the forty-fourth and current President of the United States of America.
- Barak: biblical figure who was summoned by the prophetess Deborah to lead a battle against the Caananites. 
|Meaning||Blessed, blessed by God +|
|Meaningnc||blessed, blessed by god +|
|Origin||African +, and Swahili +|
|Pronunciation||BAA-rock, BAA-rack +|
|Rank in 2000s||0 +|
|Related||Barak +, Baraka +, Barakah +, and Barek +|