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Barbel

What does Barbel mean?

Barbel Pronunciation of Barbel [bar-bel] as a name for girls is of Latin derivation, and Barbel means "foreign woman". Barbel is an alternate form of Barbara (Latin).

Variations

29 alternative forms via Barbara: Bab, Baba, Babb, Babbett, Babbie, Babe, Babett, Babs, Baibin, Barb, Barbar, Barbera, Barbette, Barbey, Barbi, Barbie, Barbora, Barbra, Barbro, Barby, Barra, Baubie, Bauby, Bebe, Berbera, Berbya, Bobbe, Bobbee and Borbala.

Creative forms:
(female) Barbet, Brubel, ..

(male) Barben, Barbev, ..

Middle name pairings:
Barbel Ashlyn (B.A.), ..

How popular is Barbel?

Barbel is an uncommonly occurring first name for females but a somewhat prominent surname for all people (#149328 out of 150436, Top 99%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Barbara (#865 from current records), Bebe, Barbra, Barbie, Babe and Barb are the prominent variation forms of Barbel (outside Top 2000). Usage of these relations of Barbel was at its apex 9 decades ago (adoption of 4.6%) and is now significantly diminished. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Aeriel, Amabel, Aurel, Auriel, Avriel, Bader, Bailee, Bailei, Bailey, Bambie, Bamby, Banee, Barah, Bari, Barri, Batel, Baylee, Beebee, Berget, Berree (see Berry), Berte, Beryl, Birdey, Birget, Birte, Bree, Breea, Breen, Bret, Carabel, Carel, Cariel, Carmel, Claribel, Dael, Darbee, Darbey (see Darby), Darcel, Darel, Darrel, Gabryel, Hazel, Isabel, Isbel, Ishbel, Isobel, Jael, Janel, Jannel, Karel, Karmel, Katriel, Klarybel, Lael, Lorel, Mabel, Madel, Marabel, Maribel, Mariel, Marivel, Marvel, Marybel, Maybel, Meribel, Mirabel, Orabel, Orbel, Orel, Oriel, Rahel, Raizel, Sharel, Sybel and Ysobel. These names tend to be more commonly used than Barbel.

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