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What does Barnaby mean?

Barnaby Pronunciation of Barnaby as a name for boys. The meaning of the name Barnaby is "son of consolation". Barnaby is a version of Barnabas (Greek, Aramaic). See also Barney, Burnaby

ASSOCIATED WITH Bar-, -by, consolation


VARIANTS Burnaby, Barnabie, Barnabey, Barnabee, Barnaba

ALTERNATIVE FORMS VIA BARNABAS Barna, Barnabe, Barnabus, Barnebas, Barnebus, Barney, Barni, Barnie, Barny, Bernabe



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How popular is Barnaby?

Barnaby is an uncommon given name for men but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#13931 out of 150436, Top 9%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Which version is better?

Barney and Barnie are the popular variation forms of Barnaby (NOT RANKED) appearing in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Burnaby, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Barnaby reached its most widespread in the 1890s (USAGE OF 0.1%), but now, the form Barney has become less trendy. (2015 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Bailby (see Balbo), Barack, Barak, Baram, Barbar, Barclay, Barcley, Barklay (see Barclay), Barkley, Barnard, Barnardo, Barnes, Barnet, Barnett, Barnham (see Barnum), Barnhard, Barnum, Barra, Barrak, Barrat, Barratt, Barrey, Barry, Bartley, Bearnard, Bernal, Bernald, Bernard, Bernarr (see Bernard), Berny, Birney, Birny (see Birney), Bonamy, Brady, Bray, Burnard, Burney, Canby, Danby and Darby. These names tend to be more commonly used than Barnaby.

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