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Type Surname (from given name)
Pronounced Pron. BIE-ez
, BAY-EZ
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Other Forms FormsBáez

Meaning & History

Anglicized form of Spanish Báez, which might be a different form of Peláez (cf. Páez). A famous bearer is American singer and activist Joan Baez (1941-).
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Báez or Baez is a surname of Hispanic origin meaning son of Pelayo (Peláez > Páez > Báez)

Báez is also a place name in Cuba.
Added 10/29/2013 by babycrookston
Edited 3/21/2017 by Lucille, oliviasb, SeaHorse15 and more