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What does Barnie mean?

Barnie Pronunciation of Barnie [barnie] as a boys' name has its roots in Old English and English, and Barnie means "son of consolation; burned clearing; strong, brave bear". Barnie is an alternate spelling of Barnabas (Greek, Aramaic): Greek transcription of an Aramaic name. Barnie is also a variant of Barnett (Old English). Barnie is also used as a variant of Barney (English) and Bernard (Old French, Old German).

Associated with: old english, consolation, clearing (meadow), strong, brave, bear.


Barnie has 4 variants: Barna, Barni, Barny and Bernie.

18 more alternative forms via Barnabas, Barnett, Barney, Bernard: Barnaba, Barnabe, Barnabee, Barnabey, Barnabie, Barnaby, Barnard, Barnet, Baronet, Barrie, Barron, Barry, Bern, Bernabe, Bernd, Berndt, Bernis and Bernt.

Creative forms:
(male) Brinie, ..

(female) Baren, Barle, ..

Middle name pairings:
Barnie Menachem (B.M.), ..

How popular is Barnie?

Barnie is a rare given name for males. Barnie is an equally unique surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Barnie was first listed in 1890-1899 and reached its peak position of #1077 in the U.S. then, but is not listed currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Barnard, Barnet, Barnett, Barney, Barrie, Barron (#1943 last year), Barry (#1278), Bernard (#1218) and Bernie are the prominent alternative forms of Barnie. Other forms, like Barna, are uncommon. These forms of Barnie reached the peak of their popularity in the 1940s (median #1119) and are now much less widespread.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Barrie, Barron, Barry, Bernard, Bernie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Barnie is pronounced similarly to Beirnie, Berny, Birney, Birnie, Birny, Burney and Burnie. Other recommended names are Arnie, Bailie, Baldie, Bane, Baram, Barde, Bari, Baris, Barklie, Barnes, Barnum, Baron, Barree, Barren, Barric, Bartin, Bartle, Baxlie, Bayne, Beirne, Bennie, Berkie, Berne, Bertie, Berwin, Birkie (see Birkey), Birlie, Bjarne, Born, Borne, Bourne, Brain, Brien, Bruin, Burlie, Burn, Burne, Burnis, Byrdie, Byrn, Byrne, Carne, Dabnie (see Dabney), Danie, Dannie, Darbie, Earlie, Ernie, Farlie, Gardie, Garnier, Garrie, Garvie, Harlie, Harrie, Harvie, Lannie, Larie, Mannie, Martie, Parrie and Tannie. These names tend to be more frequently used than Barnie.

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