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Barrett meaning and name origin
Barrett \b(a)-rre-tt\ as a boy's name is pronounced BARE-et. Possibly (Middle English) "dispute, argument", (Old German) "bear-strength", or from Barrette (Old French) "cap". Transferred use of the surname, used as a given name mostly in the 19th century, probably due to the fame of English poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning.
Barrett has 8 variant forms: Baret, Barrat, Barratt, Barret, Barrette, Barrey, Barrie and Barry.
Baby names that sound like Barrett are Bartt, Barrt and Brett.
Popularity of Barrett
Barrett is a somewhat popular first name for men (#1044 out of 1220) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#280 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby names popularity of the name Barrett for boys. (2010 statistics) Compare Barrett with its variant forms and related boy baby names.