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Baig Name Meaning Muslim (common in Pakistan): from the Turkish word beg ‘bey’, originally a title denoting a local administrator in the Ottoman Empire, but subsequently widely used as a title of respect. Compare Beg.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Type Surname (from nickname)
Scripts بايج(Arabic) بیگ(Persian, Urdu, Shahmukhi) بیګ(Pashto) ਬੇਗ(Gurmukhi) বাইগ(Bengali, Assamese)
Pronounced Pron. BAYJ(Maghrebi Arabic) [key]
Other Forms FormsBey, Bay, Beg, Bag, Beig, Bayg, Beyg, Begum, Begüm, Begam, Begom, Bagum
Derived from the Ottoman Turkish title بك (beg) (modern Turkish bey) meaning "ruler, chief, lord, master". It is especially common in Pakistan and the Maghreb.