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.Creative forms:
(male) Birnum, Brunum, ..
(female) Barne, .. Middle name pairings:
Barnum Mariano (B.M.), ..
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)
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