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Barber meaning and name origin
Barber \b(a)-rber, bar-ber\ as a boy's name is of Old French origin, and the meaning of Barber is "beard". Originally an occupational name; the French word for "beard" is "barbe", and in the past, men who wished to have their facial hair cut or trimmed would have it done professionally, as not everyone possessed a razor.
Barber has 2 variant forms: Barbar and Barbour.
Popularity of Barber
Barber is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#335 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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