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What does Barna mean?

Barna \b(a)-rna, bar-na\ as a name for boys. Barna's name origins are Greek and Aramaic, and the meaning of the name Barna is "son of consolation". Barna is a derivative of Barnabas (Greek, Aramaic): Greek form of an Aramaic 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 (#9744 out of 150436, Top 6%). (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). Adoption of these boy names reached its highest during 1880-1889 (usage of 0.779%) and is now much less, with Barney becoming less trendy. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

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.