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What does Barnum mean?

Barnum Pronunciation of 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.

Associated with: old english, baron (noble), home, great.


Barnum has 1 variant: Barnham.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Birnum, Brunum, ..

(female) Barne, Barnumba, ..

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. Demographics)

Presented below is the birth name history of Barnum for boys. Barnum has not been listed in the Top 2000 thus far. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Bain, Baldur, Ban, Bane, Bank, Banner, Bar, Barack, Barak, Baram, Barbar, Barbour, Bard, Barden, Bardou, Barend, Baret, Bari, Baris, Barker, Barlow, Barna, Barnabe, Barnabus, Barnaby, Barnard, Barnes, Barnet, Barnett, Barney, Barni, Barnie, Barny, Barr, Barrat, Barree, Barren, Barret, Barrie, Barron, Barrt, Bartel, Barth, Bartho, Barton, Bartt (see Bart), Baruch, Baruj (see Baruch), Bascom, Bayne, Berne, Bernet, Bernis, Bertrum, Birnie, Birny (see Birney), Bjarne, Born, Borne, Bram, Bramm, Burnel (see Burnell), Burney, Burnis, Burns, Byram, Byrne, Byrnes, Byrom, Byrum, Callum, Calum, Farnam, Farnum and Nachum. These names tend to be more frequently used than Barnum.