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What does Baba mean?

Baba Pronunciation of Baba [ba-ba] as a name for girls is a Latin name, and the name Baba means "foreign woman". Baba is a version of Barbara (Latin).


Baba has 9 variants: Babbie, Baubie, Bauby, Beba, Bibi, Bobbee, Bobbi, Bobbie and Bobby.

25 more alternative forms via Barbara: Bab, Babara, Babb, Babe, Babett, Babita, Babs, Baibin, Barb, Barbar, Barbel, Barbera, Barbey, Barbi, Barbie, Barbora, Barbra, Barbro, Barby, Barra, Basha, Basia, Bebe, Berbya and Bobbe.

Creative forms:
(female) Bada, Bata, ..

(male) Babas, Babi, ..

Middle name pairings:
Baba Jaelynn (B.J.), ..

How popular is Baba?

Baba is a rare first name for women but a very popular last name for all people (#17214 out of 150436, Top 11%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Popular variation forms of Baba (unlisted) listed in the Top 2000 are Babe, Barb, Barbara (#865 the previous year), Barbie, Barbra, Bebe, Bobbi, Bobbie and Bobby. These relations of Baba were popular in the 1930s (median #1187) and have become significantly less common since (#1873, 100%). (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Babe, Barb, Barbara, Barbie, Barbra in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bebe, Bobbi, Bobbie, Bobby in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Baba and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Baba is alike in pronunciation to Bebba, Bobi and Bobie. Other suggested similar names are Abba, Alba, Badr, Baila, Baja, Bali, Bama, Bambi, Bamby, Bao, Bara, Barah, Bari, Barta, Basja, Basma, Bat, Batya, Bay, Bayla, Bea, Beata, Beda, Beea, Bena, Bera, Beta, Bina, Bora, Brana, Brea, Bria, Brya, Buna, Byla, Byna, Chaba, Eba, Ebba, Elba, Hiba, Kiba, Liba, Luba, Oba, Reba, Roba, Saba, Zeba and Zuba. These names tend to be more frequently used than Baba.

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