The surname Babka 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."
Babka 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 Babka (post 1700)
John Joseph Babka (1884-1937), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from Ohio 21st District, 1919-21; Defeated, 1920