Barak Family History
Barak Name Meaning
Jewish (Ashkenazic): from a Hebrew Biblical name meaning ‘lightning’. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): acronymic surname from a Hebrew patronymic phrase Ben Rabi Kalonymos ‘son of rabbi Kalonymos’. Czech (Barák): status name for the owner of a cottage without land, from barák ‘cottage’, ‘shanty’, ‘cabin’. Hungarian: habitational name from a place called Barak, or from a pet form of one of two personal names, Bertalan (see Bartholomew) or Barabás (see Barabas). Turkish, Bosnian, and Croatian (Kordun): nickname from barak ‘shaggy-haired’. Croatian (Dalmatian coast): derivative of the personal name Bare, a pet form of Bartol (see Bartholomew) or Branimir.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press