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What does Barby mean?

Barby Pronunciation of Barby [bar-by] as a name for girls is a Latin name, and the meaning of the name Barby is "foreign woman". Barby is an alternate form of Barbara (Latin).


Barby has 4 variants: Barbey, Barbi, Barbie and Berbya.

26 more alternative forms via Barbara: Bab, Baba, Babb, Babbie, Babe, Babs, Baibin, Barb, Barbar, Barbel, Barbera, Barbora, Barbra, Barbro, Barra, Basha, Basia, Baubie, Bauby, Beba, Bebe, Bibi, Bobbe, Bobbi, Bobby and Bonny.

Creative forms:
(female) Bary, Briby, ..

(male) Barbir, Bardy, ..

Middle name pairings:
Barby Lauryn (B.L.), ..

How popular is Barby?

Barby is an uncommonly occurring given name for women but a somewhat prominent surname for all people (#82344 out of 150436, Top 55%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent alternative forms of Barby (outside Top 2000) are Barbara (#865 in recent rankings), Bobbi, Bobby, Bebe, Bonny, Barbra, Barb, Barbie and Babe. Other forms, like Barbera, are uncommon. These relations of Barby were popular as birth names 9 decades ago (usage of 4.6%) and are now significantly less common, with versions such as Bobbi becoming somewhat dated. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Baily, Bambi, Bamby, Bara, Barah, Bari, Barri, Barry, Barta, Bay, Bayly, Berny, Berry, Berty, Birdy, Darby, Darrby (see Darby), Gaby, Kirby and Tabby. These names tend to be more commonly used than Barby.

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