What does Barnum mean?
Barnum \b(a)-rnum, bar-num\ as a boys' name is of Old English origin. Possibly derived from "Baron's home". In America, inseparable from Phineas T. Barnum, founder of Barnum & Bailey's circus and one of America's great showmen.
Barnum has 1 variant: Barnham.
Barnum is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent last name for all people (#5477 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Barnum for boys. Barnum has not been listed in the Top 1000 thus far. (2014 Birth Statistics)
A recommended similar baby name is Farnum. Like Barnum, this name is not frequently used.