From Hebrew ×‘Ö¸Ö¼×¨Ö¸×§ (“lightning").
- A male given name.
From Arabic Ø¨Ø§Ø±Ùƒ (bÄrak, “he who is blessed"). Cognate with the biblical name Baruch of Hebrew origin. The usage of the root B-R-K as a male name meaning "blessing" occurs in the Ancient Semitic Sabean (barqac), in Palmyrene (baraq), and in Punic (Barcas, as surname of Hamilcar), and as a Divine name in Assyrian Ramman-Birqu and Gibil-Birqu