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What does Bar mean?

Bar Pronunciation of Bar [bar] as a name for boys has its root in Old English, and the name Bar means "poet, one who sings ballads; birch tree meadow". Bar is an alternate form of Baird (Gaelic, Scottish, Irish): from the English word "Bard". Bar is also a variant of Barclay (Scottish, Old English): place name for Berkeley in Gloucestershire.

Associated with: old english, tree, meadow.


Bar has 1 variant: Barr.

9 more different relations via Baird, Barclay, Bard, Berkeley: Barde, Barden, Bardo, Bardon, Bayerd, Bayrd, Berk, Berke and Berky.

Creative forms:
(male) Berr, Bir, ..

(female) Babi, Bare, ..

Middle name pairings:
Bar Briggs (B.B.), ..

How popular is Bar?

Bar is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#29359 out of 150436, Top 20%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Bar has yet to be recorded in the Top 2000 so far. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Bar is pronounced similarly to Bairre, Bear and Burr. Other recommended names are Ban, Bari, Bart, Bat, Bax, Bay, Baz, Dar, Mar and Par. These names tend to be more commonly used than Bar.

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