BARUCH
GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: בָּרוּך (Hebrew)
PRONOUNCED: bÉ™-ROOK (English), BER-ook (English), BAR-ook (English), BAHR-ook (English)   [key]
Meaning & History
Means "blessed" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a companion of the prophet Jeremiah. The deuterocanonical Book of Baruch was supposedly written by him. A famous bearer was Baruch Spinoza, a Dutch-Jewish rationalist philosopher.
Related Names
VARIANT: Barukh (Hebrew)
OTHER LANGUAGES: Barukh (Biblical Hebrew)