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Meaning and name origin

Babe \b(a)-be\ as a girl's name. Diminutive of Barbara (Greek) "foreign". Also short for "baby", and a term for an attractive woman. Socialite Babe Paley.


Babe is not a popular first name for females but a somewhat popular surname or last name for all people (#48393 out of 88799, Top 54%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Babe and related names. The only popular variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is Barbara (#863). (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Barbara in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Babe is also pronounced similarly to Bab, Babb, Bebe and Bobbe. Other suggested similar baby names are Baba, Babbie, Babs, Baubie, Bauby, Beba, Bibi, Bobi and Bobie. These names tend to be more commonly used than Babe.