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Gender: M Origin of Baker: English occupational surname

One of the most appealing of the newly hip occupational names, evoking sweet smells emanating from the oven. Much fresher sounding than than others that have been around for awhile, like Cooper, and Carter.

We don't know any first-name namesakes, but there are plenty of notable surnamed Bakers, including writers Nicholson and Russell, actor Simon, Senator Howard, rocker Ginger, jazz musician Chet, blues singer Anita, and entertainer Josephine.

Famous People Named Baker

Baker James Kauffman (b. 2012), son of Leigh Allyn Baker

Pop Culture References for the name Baker

William Baker: The Sandman
Sasha Baker, main character in short story "Under the Table" by author Tina Tirrell