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Gender: Female Meaning of Baraka: "blessings" Origin of Baraka: Kiswahili

The name Baraka is a girl's name of Swahili, African, Kiswahili origin meaning "blessings". Baraka and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Blessed and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quick Question Thread?!".

From the experts:

Its resonant rhythm and positive connotations have led to some popularity with African-American parents, though it tends to have a masculine feel, particularly considering the rise of a certain Barack.

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Famous People Named Baraka

Amisho Baraka Lewis aka Sho Baraka, male American rapper
Amiri Baraka, American male poet
Ajamu Baraka, American male activist and politician

Pop Culture References for the name Baraka

Baraka, male character in the Mortal Kombat video games
Barakah, main male character in 2016 Saudi film "Barakah Meets Barakah"