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What does Barret mean?

Barret Pronunciation of Barret [bar-ret] as a boys' name is a variant form of Barrett.


VARIANTS Barrette, Barratt, Barrat, Baret




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How popular is Barret?

Barret is an unusual first name for men but a very prominent surname for all people (#19672 out of 150436, Top 13%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Barret entered the list in 1980-1989 and reached its highest rank of #1932 in the U.S. then, but is not found in the list currently. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Barret name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

Prominent variation forms of Barret are Barrett (#313 IN 2015), Barrie and Barry (#1278). These forms of Barret were at the peak of their popularity during the years 1950-1959 (MEDIAN #1157) and have become significantly less widespread since (#1397, DOWN 76%). Barry has historically been the top pick of parents, though Barrett is currently the top form, while Barry has lost favor.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Barret, Barrett, Barrie, Barry in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Barret is pronounced similarly to Baret, Barrat, Barratt, Barrett and Barrette. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Baird, Bairre, Barber, Bard, Barde, Barden, Barek, Barker, Barnet, Barnett, Barney, Baronet, Barr, Barra, Barrak, Barren, Barrey, Barric, Barrie, Barron, Barry, Bart, Bartel, Barten, Barth, Bartho, Bartlet, Bartow, Bartt (see Bart), Basset, Bayrd, Bernet, Birket (see Birkett), Breed, Bret, Brett, Brit, Britt, Burket, Burnet, Burt, Burtt, Carrey, Darrel, Darren, Farren, Farrer, Garnet, Garrat, Garred, Garren, Garret, Garreth, Garrett, Garrot (see Garret), Harrel, Jarred, Jarrel, Jarren, Jarret, Jarreth, Jarrett, Jarrot, Karrel, Larren, Larrey, Parrey, Tarren, Tarrent and Warren. These names tend to be more frequently used than Barret.