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Barney meaning and name origin

Barney \b(a)-rney, bar-ney\ as a boy's name is pronounced BAR-nee. It is of English origin. Pet form of Barnabas and Barnaby. Modern use likely refers to the famous large purple dinosaur.

Barney has 2 variant forms: Barnie and Barny.

For more information, see also related names Barnett and Bernard.

Barney is also pronounced similarly to Barna, Barni, Beirney, Berny, Birney, Birny and Burney. Other suggested similar baby names are Barnes, Barnet, Barren, Barrey, Berne, Borne, Burne, Byrne, Carney and Karney.

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Popularity of Barney

Barney is a somewhat popular first name for males (#705 out of 1220) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#2240 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

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Top 1000 ranking of Barney name in U.S.
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