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What does Babe mean?

Babe Pronunciation of 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).


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.

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

(male) Baber, Babi, ..

Middle name pairings:
Babe Zoie (B.Z.), ..

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)

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, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with similar and related girl names. Popular varying forms of Babe are Babette, Barb, Barbara (#865 last year), Barbie, Barbra, Bebe, Bobbi, Bobbie and Bobby. Adoption of these forms of Babe was well-received 85 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.

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