Gender: Masculine
Origin: Arabic باقر
Meaning: “to rip apart; to dissect.”

The name is taken from an epithet of Mohammed ibn ‘Alī, known as Al-Baqir (676-733 C.E.) He was the fifth Imam to the Twelver Shi’a and the fourth Imam to the Ismaili Shi’a. He was later nicknamed Al-Baqir due to his analyzation of different topics.

As of 2010, its Balkan form of Bakir was the 31st most popular male name in Bosnia & Herzegovina.