Babak (given name)

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Pronunciation Persian pronunciation: [bɒːˈbæk]
Gender Male
Language(s) Persian

Babak (Persian: بابک‎) is a common Persian given name for males. It derives from the Middle Persian[1] name Pāpak[2][3][4] which means "beloved father".[5]

People with this name[edit]

(Born 1985 to 1983), Canadian-Iranian film director.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Bāpak". Encyclopedia Iranica. 
  2. ^ Huart, Cl. "Bābek". Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936). E.J. Brill. Retrieved 2012-04-25. 
  3. ^ Sourdel, D. "Bābak". Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition. E.J. Brill. Retrieved 2012-04-25. 
  4. ^ "BĀBAK",Encyclopedia of Islam, second edition
  5. ^ Ali-Akbar Dehkhoda. "babak (in persian)". Dehkhoda Dictionary. tehran university press. Archived from the original on 2012-02-23. Retrieved 2012-04-25.