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Meaning and Name Origin

Baba \b(a)-ba\ as a name for girls means "foreign woman". Baba is a derivative of Barbara (Latin). Rare as a birth name.


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

Baba has 43 more alternative forms via Barbara: Bab, Babara, Babb, Babbett, Babbette, Babe, Babett, Babette, Babita, Babs, Baibin, Barabara, Barb, Barbar, Barbarella, Barbarit, Barbarita, Barbeeleen, Barbel, Barbera, Barbette, Barbey, Barbi, Barbie, Barbora, Barbra, Barbro, Barby, Barra, Basha, Basia, Bebe, Berbera, Berberia, Berberya, Berbya, Bobbe, Bonni, Bonnie, Bonny, Borbala, Varina and Varvara.


Baba is a rare first name for women but a very popular last name for all people (#29350 out of 88799, Top 33%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Below is a charted comparison of the usage of Baba and related names. Popular variation forms of Baba (#unlisted) are Barb, Barbara (#863 the previous year), Barbra, Bobbi, Bobbie, Bobby, Bonnie (#866) and Bonny. These girl names were at the top of their popularity during 1950-1959 and have become significantly less popular since, with forms such as Barbara, Bobbi, Bobbie, Bobby and Bonny becoming somewhat dated. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Barb, Barbara, Barbra, Bobbi, Bobbie, Bobby, Bonnie, Bonny 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 and Bobi. Other suggested similar baby names are Baja, Bara and Saba. Like Baba, these names are not frequently used.