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Barra (boy)

What does Barra mean?

Barra Pronunciation of Barra [bar-ra] as a name for boys (also used as girls' name Barra) means "white, fair head". Barra is a version of Finbar (Irish, Gaelic). See also Barry.

Associated with: white.


Barra has 1 variant: Barry.

2 more alternative forms via Finbar: Bairre and Barr.

Creative forms:
(male) Beara, Beirra, ..

(female) Barla, Bartra, ..

Middle name pairings:
Barra Andrew (B.A.), ..

How popular is Barra?

Barra is a rare given name for males but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#12851 out of 150436, Top 9%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Barry (#1278 from current records) is the only popular related form of Barra (not ranked) appearing in the Top 2000. This form of Barra reached the height of its popularity during the years 1950-1959 (adoption of 0.3%) and has become much less widespread since, with Barry falling out of fashion. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Barry in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Barra is pronounced similarly to Bari, Barree, Barrey, Barrie and Berry. Other suggested similar names are Baird, Bala, Bar, Barak, Baram, Barbar, Bard, Barde, Bardo, Barek, Baret, Baris, Barna, Barni, Barny, Baron, Barrak, Barrat, Barratt, Barren, Barret, Barric, Barron, Barrt, Bart, Barth, Bartram, Bartt (see Bart), Baruj (see Baruch), Bayrd, Borja and Burr. These names tend to be more frequently used than Barra.

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in meaning and etymology.