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origins of "Baba" surname

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origins of "Baba" surname

Tariq El-Baba (View posts)
Posted: 968842278000
My father is from Lebanon, the surname is not uncommon in the northern city of Tripoli ("Tarablus" in Arabic). I understand that the origins are North African. David Baba is correct that "Baba" in colloquial Arabic means father; however, another meaning is "the Pope" (an odd name for a Muslim family).
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