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What does Barnes mean?

Barnes Pronunciation of Barnes [barnes] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Barnes is "near the barns". Place name. The name's slightly rakish aura possibly goes back to Jake Barnes, hero of Hemingway's novel "The Sun Also Rises".

Associated with: old english, hero, novel (literary), sun (star).


Creative forms:
(male) Birnes, ..

(female) Barley, ..

Middle name pairings:
Barnes Jayven (B.J.), ..

How popular is Barnes?

Barnes is an uncommon first name for men but a very popular last name for all people (#99 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Barnes has not been ranked in the Top 2000 so far. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Barnes name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Barnes outside U.S.

Similar Names

Barnes is alike in pronunciation to Burns and Byrnes. Other suggested similar names are Bane, Banner, Barber, Barde, Barden, Barek, Baret, Baris, Barker, Barna, Barnebas, Barnebus, Barnet, Barnett, Barney, Barni, Barnie, Barnum, Barny, Baronet, Barree, Barren, Barret, Barrey, Bartel, Barten, Bayne, Berne, Bernet, Bernis, Birney, Bjarne, Borne, Burges, Burne, Burnel (see Burnell), Burnet, Burney, Burnis, Byrne, Carne, Carney, Darnel, Earnest, Fares, Gaines, Garner, Garnet, Gaynes, Hannes, Karney, Magnes, Narses, Parkes, Parnel, Raines, Raynes and Warner. These names tend to be more frequently used than Barnes.

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