Baruch ( Hebrew: בָּרוּךְ, Modern Barukh Tiberian ; "Blessed") has been a given name among Bārûḵ Jews from Biblical times up to the present, on some occasions also used as surname. It is also found, though more rarely, among Christians—particularly among Protestants who use Old Testament names.
Except for its use as a name, this is also related to
or berakhah bracha (Hebrew: ברכה; plural ברכות, berakhot), which is a Jewish blessing. See also: and Baraka . Barakah
The root B-R-K meaning "blessing" is also present in other
Semitic languages. The most common Arabic form is the passive form Mubarak, but the form Barack is also used.
Benedictus is a Latin name with similar meaning; cf. Baruch Spinoza or Benedictus de Spinoza.
People with the given name Baruch [ edit ]
Later times [ edit ]
Baruch Agadati (1895–1976), Israeli painter, dancer, and film director
Baruch Ben Haim (1921–2005), assistant chief rabbi of the Syrian Jewish community in Brooklyn, New York
Baruch Blumberg, American Nobel-prize winning physician, developed Hepatitis B vaccine
Baruch Goldstein, American-Israeli settler physician who murdered 29 Muslim worshipers in 1994
Baruch Kurzweil, Israeli literary critic
Baruch Ostrovsky (1890–1960), first mayor of Ra'anana, Israel
Baruch Spinoza, Dutch rationalist philosopher
Baruch Schleisinger Weil (1802-1893) American businessman and politician
Baruch Zuckerman (1887–1970), American-Israeli zionist, Yad Vashem proponent
Fictional characters [ edit ]
People with the surname Baruch [ edit ]
Bernard Baruch, American financier, stock market speculator, statesman, and presidential advisor.
or Book of Baruch 1 Baruch, a deuterocanonical book, considered by Jews and most Protestants to be apocryphal
, also called the 2 Baruch Syriac Apocalypse of Baruch
, also called the 3 Baruch Greek Apocalypse of Baruch
, also known as the 4 Baruch Paraleipomena of Jeremiah
Baruch College, part of the City University of New York, named after Bernard Baruch.
Baruch Plan, a proposed U.S. atomic energy plan following WWII by Bernard Baruch.