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What does Barna mean?

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.

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

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

(female) Barda, Barja, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Below is a charted comparison of the history of Barna and related 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, 2014)

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.