What does Barney mean?
How popular is Barney?
Barney is a somewhat prominent first name for men (#705 out of 1220, Top 58%) and an even more prominent last name for all people (#2144 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Barney for boys. Barney was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its top position of #221 in the U.S. then, but is not listed currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of Barney and related names. Bernard is the only other popular alternative form of Barney appearing in the Top 1000. These boy names were at the apex of their popularity during the years 1890-1899 (usage of 0.846%) and are now significantly less popular, with the versions Barney and Bernard becoming less fashionable. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Barney▼ is alike in pronunciation to Beirney, Berny, Birney, Birny and Burney. Other suggested similar baby names are Barnes, Barnet, Barren, Barrey, Berne, Borne, Burne, Byrne, Carney and Karney. These names tend to be less frequently used than Barney.