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What does Barnum mean?

Barnum Pronunciation of Barnum 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 Bar-, old english, baron (noble), home, great





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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)

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.

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