What does Barnes mean?
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".
(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)
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.See names in meaning and etymology.