What does Barnaby mean?
Barnaby [barn-a-by] as a name for boys. The meaning of the name Barnaby is "son of consolation". Barnaby is a version, with the suffix -y, of Barnabas (Greek, Aramaic): Greek variant of an Aramaic name. See also Barney and Burnaby.
Associated with: consolation.
(male) Baraby, Barnabry, ..
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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?with its source form and related boy names. Shown below is an analysis of the history of the boy name Barnaby and associated names. 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)
Recommended 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.See names in meaning and etymology.