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Baruch (given name)

Baruch has been a given name among 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 berakhah or bracha (Hebrew: ברכה; plural ברכות, berakhot), which is a Jewish blessing. See also: Baraka and 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.


Baruch may refer to

  • Baruch (given name), a given name of Hebrew origin
  • Baruch ben Neriah, a figure from the Bible
  • Bernard Baruch, American financier, stock market speculator, statesman, and presidential advisor
  • Belle W. Baruch, American heiress, daughter of Bernard Baruch
  • Book of Baruch or 1 Baruch, a deuterocanonical book, considered by Jews and most Protestants to be apocryphal
  • 2 Baruch, also called the Syriac Apocalypse of Baruch
  • 3 Baruch, also called the Greek Apocalypse of Baruch
  • 4 Baruch, also known as the 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

Usage examples of "baruch".

Both he and Dennis were Chartists, and Baruch had interrupted a debate upon a speech delivered at a Chartist meeting that morning by Henry Vincent.

She let Naomi and Baruch hear the heartbeats, then coiled her stethoscope.

Marshall had a brother-in-law, a certain Baruch Cohen, a mathematical instrument maker in Clerkenwell, and to him Marshall accidentally one day talked about Clara, and said that she desired an occupation.

Whatever the reasons may have been, Baruch now, no matter what the pressure from within might be, generally kept himself to himself.

The boatman, who could also swim, called out to Baruch to hold on, gave the boat three or four vigorous strokes from the stern, and Baruch felt the ground under his feet.

Mrs Caffyn insisted that Cohen should stay, but Madge could not be persuaded to come downstairs, and Baruch, Mrs Caffyn and Clara had tea by themselves.

I took you once, Baruch, across the hill, and we went over Ranmore Common and I showed you Camilla Lacy, and you said as you knew a woman who wrote books who once lived there?

One in the Many had as great a charm for Baruch as it had for Socrates, and Clara spoke with the ease of a person whose habit it was to deal with principles and generalisations.

It was familiar to Baruch, but like all ideas of that quality and magnitude - and there are not many of them - it was always new and affected him like a starry night, seen hundreds of times, yet for ever infinite and original.

He had apparently been hesitating for some time whether he could reach the road, and, just as Baruch and Clara came up to him, he made a lurch towards it, and nearly fell over them.

As he went along he became calmer, and when he was fairly indoors he had passed into a despair entirely inconsistent - superficially - with the philosopher Baruch, as inconsistent as the irrational behaviour in Bedford Square.

Madge was outside in the street, and Baruch could do nothing but go to her.

She seemed unwilling to wait, and Baruch and she went slowly homewards, thinking the others would overtake them.

Marshall and Sarah, Miss Madge, the baby and Baruch can go to Letherhead on the Saturday morning.

Then they ceased, and shortly afterwards Mazzini told Baruch that his sister-in-law was dead.