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What does Barrie mean?

Barrie Pronunciation of Barrie [bar-rie] as a girls' name (also used as boys' 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.

Associated with: irish, spear (warrior), surname.


Barrie has 2 variants: Bari and Barri.

Affiliated girl names: Barra, Bara and Bernice.

3 more related forms via Barry: Berri, Berrie and Berry.

1 masculine form: Barry.

Creative forms:
(female) Berie, Birie, ..

(male) Barti, ..

Middle name pairings:
Barrie Zaniya (B.Z.), ..

How popular is Barrie?

Barrie is a somewhat popular first name for women (#3226 out of 4276, Top 75%) and an even more popular surname for all people (#11677 out of 150436, Top 8%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Barrie entered the list in 1940-1949 and reached its highest position of #1358 in the U.S. during 1960-1969, but is not found in the list currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Barrie name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent variation forms of Barrie are Bernice and Bari. These relations of Barrie were favored as baby names during the years 1910-1919 (usage of 0.5%), but now, the form Bernice has gone out of style.

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

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

Similar Names

Barrie is pronounced similarly to Barah and Berree. Other suggested similar names are Arrie, Babbie, Bailie, Bambie, Barbi, Barbie, Baubie, Baylie, Berdie, Bernie, Berrit, Berrte (see Bertha), Bertie, Birdie, Bree, Brei, Bri, Bria, Brie, Byrdie, Carie, Carlie, Carmie, Carree, Carri, Carrie, Carrin, Carrine, Clarrie, Corrie, Darbie, Darcie, Darrbie (see Darby), Darsie, Dorrie, Earlie, Farrin, Gardie, Gerrie, Harlie, Harrie, Harriet, Jerrie, Karie, Karlie, Karri, Karrie, Karrin, Karrine, Kerrie, Korrie, Laurie, Lorrie, Marcie, Margie, Marie, Marjie, Markie, Marlie, Marnie, Marrin, Marris, Martie, Maurie, Merrie, Parris, Perrie, Sarie, Sharrie, Terrie, Torrie and Zarria. These names tend to be less commonly used than Barrie.

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