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Barnum meaning and name origin
Barnum \b(a)-rnum, bar-num\ as a boy's 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 form: Barnham.
A baby name that sounds like Barnum is Brynmor.
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Popularity of Barnum
Barnum is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#5424 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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