What does Barnum mean?
Barnum /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.Kreatif forms: Barnu, Birnum, Brunum. [more]
How popular is Barnum?
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)
Recommended similar baby names are Ban, Baram, Barden, Bardou, Barend, Bari, Barna, Barnaby, Barnes, Barnet, Barney, Barni, Barnie, Barny, Baruj, Bayne, Berne, Birny, Burney, Burns, Byrom, Byrum, Callum, Farnam and Farnum. These names tend to be more frequently used than Barnum.