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What does Barna mean?

Barna Pronunciation of Barna [bar-na] as a name for boys has the meaning "son of consolation". Barna is a version of Barnabas (Greek, Aramaic): Greek variation of an Aramaic name.

Associated with: consolation.


Barna has 4 variants: Barney, Barni, Barnie and Barny.

10 more relations via Barnabas: Barnaba, Barnabe, Barnabee, Barnabey, Barnabie, Barnabus, Barnaby, Barnebas, Bernabe and Burnaby.

Creative forms:
(male) Barnat, Bartna, ..

(female) Barana, Barnay, ..

Middle name pairings:
Barna Macklin (B.M.), ..

How popular is Barna?

Barna is an unusual first name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#9744 out of 150436, Top 6%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Barnie and Barney are the prominent varying forms of Barna (not ranked). Adoption of these forms of Barna was common among parents in the 1890s (usage of 0.05%), but now, the version Barney has become somewhat dated. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Barney, Barnie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Barna is alike in pronunciation to Bernie, Berny, Birney, Birnie, Birny, Burney and Burnie. Other suggested similar names are Bain, Bala, Ban, Bane, Bank, Bar, Barak, Baram, Barbar, Bard, Barde, Bardo, Barek, Barend, Baret, Bari, Baris, Barnard, Barnes, Barnet, Barnham (see Barnum), Barnum, Baron, Barr, Barra, Barrak, Barrat, Barrt, Barry, Bart, Barth, Bartt (see Bart), Baruj (see Baruch), Bayne, Bern, Bernal, Bernd, Berne, Bernt, Bjarn, Bjarne, Borja, Born, Borne, Branna, Burn, Burne, Burns, Byrn, Byrne, Dana, Janna and Kana. These names tend to be more commonly used than Barna.

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