It's the most common male vocal range. It's higher than the bass but lower than the tenor. During the 15th century composers started to add lower-pitched voices to their compositions.
Range:It generally has a range from A to F but may extend in either directions.
Word Origin:It had Greek origin of the word barytonos which means "deep-sounding". One assumes that the German composers were the ones who contributed mostly to the popularity of the baritone voice