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What does Barna mean?

Barna \b(a)-rna, bar-na\ as a name for boys has the meaning "son of consolation". Barna is a derivative of Barnabas (Greek, Aramaic): Greek form of an Aramaic name. Distinctive as a birth name.


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

Barna has 11 more related variations via Barnabas: Barnaba, Barnabe, Barnabee, Barnabey, Barnabie, Barnabus, Barnaby, Barnebas, Barnebus, Bernabe and Burnaby.


Barna is an unusual first name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#13859 out of 88799, Top 16%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Below is a charted comparison of the usage of Barna and related names. Barney is the only prominent varying form of Barna (#unlisted) listed in the Top 1000. Adoption of this boy name reached its highest during the years 1880-1889 and is now much less, with the version Barney becoming less trendy. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Barney 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 Berny and Birny. Other suggested similar baby names are Baram, Baron, Barra, Bern, Berne, Born, Borne, Branna, Burn, Burne, Byrn and Byrne. Like Barna, these names are not commonly used.