Given Name BARUCH

GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: בָּרוּך (Hebrew)
PRONOUNCED: bə-ROOK (English), BER-ook (English), BAR-ook (English), BAHR-ook (English)  [details]

Meaning & History

Means "blessed" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a companion of the prophet Jeremiah, acting as his scribe and assistant. The deuterocanonical Book of Baruch was supposedly written by him. A famous bearer was Baruch Spinoza (1632-1677), a Dutch-Jewish rationalist philosopher.
VARIANT: Barukh (Hebrew)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Barukh (Biblical Hebrew)
Entry updated December 8, 2017