What does Barney mean?
(male) Bernney, Burnney, ..
(female) Barin, Barne, .. Middle name pairings:
Barney Donavan (B.D.), ..
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. Demographics)
Barney was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its top position of #221 in the U.S. then, but is not listed currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Bernard (#1218 last year), Barnie and Barnett are the popular alternative forms of Barney appearing in the Top 2000. These relations of Barney were at the apex of their popularity in the 1910s (usage of 0.4%) and are now significantly less common.
Barney▼ is alike in pronunciation to Beirney, Bernie▼, Berny, Birney, Birnie, Birny, Burney and Burnie. Other suggested similar names are Arney, Bailey▼, Baley, Bane, Baram, Barde, Baret, Barker, Barkley, Barnes, Barnum, Baronet, Barret, Barrey, Barry▼, Bartel, Barten, Baxley, Bayley, Bayne, Bern, Berne, Biren, Birkey, Birley, Bjarne, Blaney, Born, Borne, Bourne, Bren, Brien, Bryen, Burnel (see Burnell), Burnet, Byren, Byrne, Carey▼, Carley, Carne, Carney, Carny, Carrey, Corney, Darbey, Darnley, Earley, Farley, Farnley, Farnly (see Farnley), Garner, Garnet, Garrey, Garvey, Hardey, Harley▼, Harvey▼, Jarvey, Karney, Larrey, Markey, Parnel, Parrey, Tanney, Tiarney, Warley and Yarley. These names tend to be less frequently used than Barney.