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Barry (girl)

What does Barry mean?

Barry Pronunciation of Barry [bar-ry] as a girls' name (also used more generally as boys' name Barry) is a Greek name, and the meaning of Barry is "victory bringer". Barry is a variant form of Bernice (Greek). See also Barrie.

Associated with: greek, victory.

Variations

Barry has 5 variants: Barri, Barrie, Berri, Berrie and Berry.

3 more alternative forms via Bernice: Berni, Berny and Bunny.

4 masculine forms: Bearach, Berry, Finbar and Garry.

Creative forms:
(female) Biery, Biry, ..

(male) Barbry, Barrya, ..

Middle name pairings:
Barry Carol (B.C.), ..

How popular is Barry?

Barry is an uncommon given name for women but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#691 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Popular variation forms of Barry (outside Top 2000) appearing in the Top 2000 are Bunny, Bernice and Barrie. Other variants, like Berri, are seldom used. These forms of Barry reached the apex of their popularity 105 years ago (usage of 0.49%), but now, the form Bernice has become somewhat outmoded. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Barry is alike in pronunciation to Bara, Barah, Bari, Barra, Bera, Beret, Berree and Bora. Other recommended names are Badr, Baily, Bamby, Barb, Barbey, Barbi, Barbra, Barbro, Barby, Barta, Bauby, Bay, Bayly, Berrty (see Bertha), Berty, Birdy, Carry, Cary, Clarry, Corry, Derry, Dorry, Gerry, Jerry, Jorry, Karry, Kary, Kerry, Korry, Lorry, Maery, Mary, Merry, Norry, Perry, Terry, Torry, Valry and Zary. These names tend to be more frequently used than Barry.

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