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Barrie meaning and name origin
Barrie \b(ar)-rie\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Barrie), is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Barrie is "spear". From the male Gaelic name Bearach. A place name (Barry Islands, Wales) turned into a surname, then into a given name. Possibly influenced by the fame of Sir James Barrie, author of "Peter Pan". Can also be considered a feminine version of Barry.
Barrie has 2 variant forms: Bari and Barri.
For more information, see also related names Barra, Bara and Bernice.
Baby names that sound like Barrie are Berrie, Berri, Berree, Brie and Perrie.
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Popularity of Barrie
Barrie is a somewhat popular first name for women (#3226 out of 4276) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#13858 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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