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Barrie (boy)

What does Barrie mean?

Barrie Pronunciation of Barrie [bar-rie] as a name for boys (also used as girls' name Barrie) is of Old English derivation, and the name Barrie means "burned clearing; fair-haired". Barrie is an alternate form of Barnett (Old English). Barrie is also a derivative of Barrett. Barrie is also used as a derivative of Barry (Irish, Gaelic).

Associated with: old english, clearing (meadow), fair (white).


Barrie has 4 variants: Bari, Barree, Barrey and Berry.

11 more different relations via Barnett, Barrett, Barry: Baret, Baris, Barnet, Barney, Barnie, Baronet, Barrat, Barratt, Barret, Barrette and Barron.

1 feminine form: Barra.

Creative forms:
(male) Banrie, Birie, ..

(female) Barli, Barve, ..

Middle name pairings:
Barrie Masen (B.M.), ..

How popular is Barrie?

Barrie is an unusual given name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#11677 out of 150436, Top 8%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Barrie was first listed in 1930-1939 and reached its peak position of #1053 in the U.S. in the 1940s, but is not listed at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Prominent varying forms of Barrie are Barnet, Barnett, Barney, Barnie, Barret, Barrett (#313 in 2015), Barron (#1943), Barry (#1278) and Berry. These forms of Barrie were favored by parents 65 years ago (adoption of 0.3%) and are now significantly less conventional (adoption 0.07%, 76%), with versions like Berry becoming less trendy. Barry has historically been preferred by parents, though Barrett is currently the most fashionable.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Barrie, Barnet, Barnett, Barney, Barnie in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Barrie is pronounced similarly to Barra. Other suggested similar names are Bailie, Bairre, Baldie, Bar, Barde, Bardric, Barklie, Barni, Barr, Barrak, Barren, Barric, Barrick, Barrt, Bartin, Bartle, Baxlie, Berkie, Bernie, Bertie, Birkie (see Birkey), Birlie, Birnie, Borris, Brae, Bri, Brye, Burlie, Burnie, Burr, Byrdie, Clarrie, Corrie, Currie, Darbie, Darrien, Darrin, Darriq, Derrie, Earlie, Farlie, Farrier, Farrin, Farris, Gardie, Garrie, Garrin, Garrvie (see Garvey), Garvie, Gerrie, Harlie, Harri, Harrie, Harris, Harvie, Jarrid, Jarrin, Jerrie, Kerrie, Larie, Larrin, Laurie, Lawrie, Martie, Maurie, Morrie, Norrie, Parrie, Parris, Perrie, Tarrin, Terrie, Torrie and Warrin. These names tend to be more commonly used than Barrie.

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