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What does Barra mean?

Barra Pronunciation of Barra [bar-ra] as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Barra). Variant of Barrie; diminutive of Barbara.

Related girl name: Bara.


29 different relations via Barbara, Barrie: Bab, Baba, Babara, Babb, Babe, Babita, Babs, Barabara, Barb, Barbar, Barbel, Barbera, Barbey, Barbi, Barbie, Barbora, Barbra, Barbro, Barby, Bari, Barri, Basha, Basia, Bauby, Beba, Berbera, Berbya, Varina and Varvara.

2 masculine forms: Barry and Finbar.

Creative forms:
(female) Barla, Bartra, ..

(male) Barne, Barrek, ..

Middle name pairings:
Barra Lacey (B.L.), ..

How popular is Barra?

Barra is a rare first name for females but a very popular surname for all people (#12851 out of 150436, Top 9%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with similar and related girl names. Prominent alternative forms of Barra (not ranked) listed in the Top 2000 are Babe, Barb, Barbara (#865 in recent rankings), Barbie, Barbra, Bari, Barrie and Varina. These forms of Barra were favored by parents 85 years ago (average #1601) and are now much less widespread, with the form Barbara becoming less trendy. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bari, Barrie, Varina in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Barra is alike in pronunciation to Barah, Barry, Bera, Beret, Berree, Berri, Berrie, Berry and Bora. Other suggested similar names are Amarra, Badr, Bahira, Baila, Baja, Bakura, Bama, Barta, Bartha, Basma, Batya, Bayla, Berrta, Berura, Birta, Borka, Brea, Bria, Brya, Caera, Cara, Cearra, Daira, Dara, Darra, Fara, Farra, Gavra, Hajra, Iara, Jadra, Kaira, Kara, Karra, Kerra, Kiarra, Kirra, Klarra, Kyrra, Larra, Laura, Lavra, Lawra, Lorra, Mahra, Marra, Maura, Mavra, Mayra, Mirra, Nadra, Orra, Sabra, Sahra, Saira, Sara, Sarra, Searra, Tamra, Tara, Tarra, Taura, Terra, Yara, Zahra and Zara. These names tend to be more frequently used than Barra.

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