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What does Barker mean?

Barker Pronunciation of Barker [bark-er] as a boys' name is of Old English origin. Could mean "shepherd", or also relate to birch trees, as in Barclay. Used more frequently in the 19th century. In America, a barker is also someone who delivers a glib sales talk to attract customers.

Associated with: old english, trees, 19th century.


Barker has 1 variant: Birk.

10 more different relations via Barclay: Bar, Barcley, Barklay, Barkley, Barklie, Bartley, Berk, Berkie, Berkley and Berky.

Creative forms:
(male) Barkel, ..

(female) Barkerre, ..

Middle name pairings:
Barker Makai (B.M.), ..

How popular is Barker?

Barker is an uncommon first name for males but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#325 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its variant form and related boy names. Bartley and Berkley are the popular varying forms of Barker (not ranked). Other variants, like Bar, are seldom used. Adoption of these forms of Barker was more pronounced among parents in the 1910s. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bartley, Berkley in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Bailer, Bake, Baker, Balder, Balfer, Banner, Barbar, Barber, Barde, Barden, Barek, Baret, Barnes, Barnet, Barney, Barr, Barree, Barren, Barret, Barrey, Bartel, Barten, Baumer, Baxter, Bayler, Becker, Berger, Berke, Birkee, Birket (see Birkett), Birkey, Booker, Braiser (see Brazier), Braizer, Braser, Brazer, Brazier, Bricker, Burke, Burket, Carter, Carver, Farmer, Farrer, Garner, Harken, Harper, Jerker (see Eric), Markel, Markey, Marmer, Packer, Parke, Parken, Parker, Parkes, Walker and Warner. These names tend to be more frequently used than Barker.