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Barnett

What does Barnett mean?

Barnett Pronunciation of Barnett [bar-nett] as a boys' name is pronounced bar-NET. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Barnett is "burned clearing". Also possibly from the English aristocratic title "baronet". Other ranks of English nobility such as Duke, Earl, and Baron are occasionally used as given names.

Associated with: old english, clearing (meadow).

Variations

Barnett has 8 variants: Barnet, Barney, Barnie, Baronet, Baronett, Barrie, Barron and Barry.

1 more related form via Baron, Earl: Barren.

Creative forms:
(male) Brinett, Brynett, ..

(female) Barne, Barnee, ..

Middle name pairings:
Barnett Lennox (B.L.), ..

How popular is Barnett?

Barnett is a rare given name for males but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#300 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Barnett reached its highest position of #1170 in the U.S. in the 1890s, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Barnet, Barney, Barnie, Baron (#1323 last year), Barrie, Barron (#1943), Barry (#1278), Duke (#603) and Earl (#1348) are the popular variation forms of Barnett rated in the Top 2000. These forms of Barnett were popular in the 1890s (usage of 0.79%) and are now significantly less conventional (usage 0.05%, 94%), with versions such as Earl becoming less in vogue. Earl has generally been a favorite of parents, though Duke is currently higher in the list.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Barrie, Barron, Barry, Duke, Earl in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Barnett is pronounced similarly to Bernet, Bernett, Burnet and Burnett. Other recommended names are Arnett, Barend, Baret, Barnes, Barratt, Barret, Barrett, Barrette, Bartlett, Bartt (see Bart), Bassett, Benett, Bennett, Berndt, Bernt, Birkett, Brantt (see Brant), Brent, Brentt, Brett, Bryent, Burdett, Burkett, Earnest, Gannett, Garett, Garnet, Garnett, Garrett, Hamnett, Jarett and Jarrett. These names tend to be more frequently used than Barnett.

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