The name is also variously spelled as Baber,Babur, and Babor. The name is generally taken in reference to the Persian babr, meaning "tiger". The word repeatedly appears in Ferdowsi's Shahnameh and was borrowed into the Turkic languages of Central Asia.Thackston argues for an alternate derivation from the PIE word "beaver", pointing to similarities between the pronunciation Bābor and the Russian bobr (бобр, "beaver").
The most famous bearer of this name was Zahiruddin Muhammad Babur, known popularly as Babur, a prince of the Timurid dynasty who founded the Mughal Empire in South Asia, and thus the name is popular amongst Muslim communities in South Asia.
- Babur (1483–1530), also spelled Baber or Babar, ruler of South Asia and founder of the Mughal Empire
- Babar Ahmad (born 1974), British citizen imprisoned on terrorism charges
- Babar Ahmed (director), Pakistani-born American film director
- Babar Ali (disambiguation)
- Babar Awan (born 1958), Pakistani writer and politician
- Babar Azam (born 1994), Pakistani cricketer
- Babar Bhatti (born 1949), British actor
- Babar Hayat (born 1992), Pakistani-born Hong Kong cricketer
- Babar Khan, Pakistani actor and model
- Babar Khan (cricketer) (born 1993), Pakistani cricketer
- Babar Luck (born 1970), Pakistani-born British musician
- Babar Khan Ghauri, Pakistani politician
- Babar Nawaz Khan, Pakistani politician
- Babar Naeem (born 1983), Pakistani cricketer
- Babar Rehman (born 1984), Pakistani cricketer
- Diana Babar, British solicitor
- Fahad Babar (born 1992), Pakistani-born American cricketer
- Farhatullah Babar, Pakistani politician
- Ilyas Babar (1926–2002), Indian athletic coach
- Lutfozzaman Babar, Bangladeshi politician
- Mohammed Junaid Babar (born c. 1975), Pakistani American news figure
- Naseerullah Babar (1928–2011), Pakistani general and cabinet minister
- Wali Khan Babar (1982–2011), Pakistani journalist
- Zulfiqar Babar (born 1978), Pakistani cricketer (Bowler)
- Babar Azam (born 15 October 1994), Pakistani cricketer (Batsman)
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- Eraly 2007, pp. 18–20.
- EB (1878).
- EB (1911).
- Thumb, Albert, Handbuch des Sanskrit, mit Texten und Glossar, German original, ed. C. Winter, 1953, Snippet, p. 318
- Babur, Emperor of Hindustan (2002). The Baburnama: Memoirs of Babur, Prince and Emperor. translated, edited and annotated by W. M. Thackston. Modern Library. ISBN 0-375-76137-3.
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