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What does Barr mean?

Barr Pronunciation of Barr [barr] as a boys' name. The meaning of Barr is "poet, one who sings ballads; young warrior; white, fair head". Barr is an alternate form of Baird (Gaelic, Scottish, Irish): from the English word "Bard". Barr is also a derivative of Baron (Old German, Old English): a title of nobility. Barr is also used as a derivative of Finbar (Irish, Gaelic).

Associated with: warrior, white.


Barr has 2 variants: Bairre and Bar.

10 more different relations via Baird, Bard, Baron, Finbar: Barde, Barden, Bardo, Bardon, Barra, Barren, Barron, Barry, Bayerd and Bayrd.

Creative forms:
(male) Beerr, Berr, ..

(female) Babri, Baie, ..

Middle name pairings:
Barr Aaron (B.A.), ..

How popular is Barr?

Barr is an unusual first name for men but a very prominent surname for all people (#738 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Barry (#1278 via latest list), Baron (#1323) and Barron (#1943) are the prominent alternative forms of Barr (unlisted). These forms of Barr were popular as baby names during 1950-1959 (adoption of 0.28%) and are now significantly less common (adoption 0.02%, 93%), with the version Barry falling out of fashion. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Baron, Barron, Barry in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Barr is pronounced similarly to Bear and Burr. Other suggested similar names are Bail, Bain, Bake, Baker, Bala, Bald, Bale, Balu, Ban, Bane, Bank, Barak, Baram, Barbar, Barber, Barek, Baret, Bari, Baris, Barker, Barna, Barni, Barny, Barrak, Barrat, Barree, Barret, Barrey, Barric, Barrie, Barrt, Bart, Barth, Bartt (see Bart), Baruj (see Baruch), Bat, Bax, Bay, Baz, Bazz, Berg, Berk, Berl, Bern, Berry, Bert, Bird, Birk, Bjarn, Blair, Blayr, Borg, Born, Bri, Burg, Burk, Burl, Burn, Burt, Byrd, Byrn, Carr, Farr, Karr, Kerr, Marr, Omarr, Parr, Starr and Torr. These names tend to be more frequently used than Barr.

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