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Gender: Male Origin of Baker: English occupational surname

The name Baker is a boy's name of English origin. Baker and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Sweet and discussed in our forums with posts like "Generation CAF (43 - with occupations)".

From the experts:

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.

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Famous People Named Baker

Baker Reagan Mayfield, American football player and winner of the Heisman Trophy
Baker Rosen (b. 2006), son of real estate mogul Aby Rosen and Samantha Boardman
Baker James Kauffman (b. 2012), son of actress Leigh-Allyn Baker and Keith Kauffman
Baker Manning, American female reality TV personality ("Below Deck")

Pop Culture References for the name Baker


allene24 Says:


We are naming our baby boy Baker. I am an equestrian, and Baker is a popular name in the horse world. I have grown up loving the name Baker. When we were brainstorming names for our boy, I had it on my list. My husband immediately loved the name. He is a football fan, and liked Baker Mayfield. We like the "occupational" type names. We also wanted a simple name that was easy to spell, but also relatively unique. We just love the name Baker and think its perfect for our little guy, arriving soon! I think its a great name that will be appropriate as he grows up.

BeccaBaker Says:


I love this for a girl

Zelliew Says:


Not a fan at all