Origin of the name BAKR.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name BAKR.
Arabic name meaning "cow" or "a young he-camel."
a young he-camel. That the camel was a sacred animal in certain
worships there are many proofs, but there seems to be nothing to connect
it specially with Bakr as a tribal name. The tribe of Bakr-Wail
had for its god 'Aud, of whose character we know nothing. Bakr and
Taghlib together worshipped also a god Awal or Owal... (Kinship and
Marriage in Early Arabia, Smith, 1903)
"cow." The Indian Moslems sacrifice a cow at the 'Id
el Bakr or "feast of the cow," which commemorates
Abraham's sacrifice of Ishm'ael (instead of the Hebrew story of the
sacrifice of Isaac and the substituted ram). It is remarkable that
this feast is unknown in other Moslem countries; and it naturally gives
great offence to Hindus. (Faiths of Man, Forlong, v.1, 1906)