Diminutive of Sebastian or Basil; Kurdish
"regal; falcon"

Baz Origin and Meaning

The name Baz is a boy's name meaning "regal; falcon".

As Bas, it's a popular name in The Netherlands, but Baz, as in director Luhrmann, has potential for independent life too.

Curiously, Australian-born Moulin Rouge director Luhrmann was born neither Sebastian nor Basil, but had the name Mark Anthony on his birth certificate; his nickname arose from his supposed resemblance to a British TV fox puppet named Basil Brush.

Baz Popularity

Famous People Named Baz

  • Mark Anthony “Baz LuhrmannAustralian director

Baz in Pop Culture

  • Barry "Baz" Dragonsbanecharacter from TV series "The Worst Witch"
  • Tyrannus Basilton "Baz" GrimmPitch, character from novels Carry On and Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
  • Barry "Baz" Brown/Barry "Baz" Blackwellcharacter in TV series and movie, "Animal Kingdom"