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Gender: M Meaning of Baz: "regal; falcon" Origin of Baz: Diminutive of Sebastian or Basil; Kurdish

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.

Famous People Named Baz

Mark AnthonyBaz Luhrmann, Australian director

Pop Culture References for the name Baz

Barry "Baz" Dragonsbane, character from TV series "The Worst Witch"
Tyrannus Basilton "Baz" Pitch, character from novels Carry On and Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Barry "Baz" Brown/Barry "Baz" Blackwell, character in TV series and movie, "Animal Kingdom"