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What does Barber mean?

Barber Pronunciation of Barber [bar-ber] as a boys' 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.

Associated with: occupational.


Barber has 2 variants: Barbar and Barbour.

Creative forms:
(male) Bayber, Braber, ..

(female) Barbir, Barbur, ..

Middle name pairings:
Barber Julio (B.J.), ..

How popular is Barber?

Barber is an uncommon first name for men but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#376 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Barber has yet to be ranked in the Top 2000 so far. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Bailer, Baker, Balder, Balfer, Banner, Barde, Barden, Barek, Baret, Barker, Barnes, Barnet, Barney, Barr, Barree, Barren, Barret, Barrey, Bartel, Barten, Baumer, Baxter, Bayler, Berger, Carter, Carver, Darbey, Faber, Farmer, Farrer, Garner, Harben, Harbert, Harper, Marmer, Parker, Saber, Taber, Tayber and Warner. These names tend to be more frequently used than Barber.

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