The surname Babak is derived from the Russian and Polish word baba, which means grandmother or old woman. Originally, this name meant "son of an old woman." It also developed into a nickname for an "old man."
Babak Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Babyak, Babiuk, Babchak, Babchik, Babka, Baba, Babiak, Babych, Babytsch, Babenko, Babko, Bobiak, Bobyak, Bobchuk, Bobchiuk, Bobko and many more.
Contemporary Notables of the name Babak (post 1700)
Ivan Babak, Russian fighter pilot and flying ace in the Soviet Air Forces, during World War II, credited with 37 aerial victories