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What does Babe mean?

Babe /babe/ as a girls' name is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Babe is "foreign".

Diminutive of Barbara. Also short for "baby", and a term for an attractive woman. Socialite Babe Paley.

Associated with: greek, attractive (beautiful).


Babe has 34 relations via Barbara: Bab, Baba, Babara, Babb, Babbett, Babbie, Babett, Babette, Babita, Babs, Baibin, Barb, Barbar, Barbel, Barbera, Barbey, Barbi, Barbie, Barbra, Barbro, Barby, Barra, Basha, Basia, Baubie, Bauby, Beba, Bebe, Bibi, Bobbe, Bobbee, Bobbi, Bobbie and Bobby.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Babee, Babi, ..

(male) Baber, Babi, ..

How popular is Babe?

Babe is an uncommonly occurring given name for women but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#47120 out of 150436, Top 31%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Charted below is the birth name popularity of Babe for girls. Babe was first listed in 1890-1899 and reached its highest position of #1733 in the U.S. in the 1900s, but is not found in the list at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Babe name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Babe outside U.S.

Below is a charted analysis of the usage of the girl name Babe and corresponding names. Popular varying forms of Babe are Babette, Barb, Barbara (#863 last year), Barbie, Barbra, Bebe, Bobbi, Bobbie and Bobby. Adoption of these forms of Babe was well-received 84 years ago (usage of 4.77%) and has become significantly reduced since (usage 0.01%, down 99.7%), with forms such as Bobbie becoming less in vogue.

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

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

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

Similar Names


Suggested similar names are Abbe, Bader, Badr, Baja, Bali, Bama, Bambi, Bambie, Bamby, Banee, Bao, Bara, Bari, Bat, Batel, Bay, Beate, Bee, Blake, Blane, Blase, Blaze, Bobi, Bobie, Bree, Brie, Ebbe, Elbe, Febe, Gabbe (see Gabrielle), Hebe, Taube and Tobe. These names tend to be more frequently used than Babe.