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What does Barbie mean?

Barbie Pronunciation of Barbie as a name for girls is a Latin name, and the name Barbie means "foreign woman". Barbie is an alternate spelling of Barbara (Latin).



VARIANTS Berbya, Barby, Barbi, Barbey

RELATED FORMS VIA BARBARA Bab, Baba, Babb, Babbie, Babe, Babita, Babs, Baibin, Barb, Barbar, Barbarit, Barbel, Barbera, Barbette, Barbora, Barbra, Barbro, Barra, Basia, Baubie, Bauby, Bebe, Bibi, Bobbe, Bobbee, Bobbi, Bobbie, Bonnie



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How popular is Barbie?

Barbie is a very popular first name for women (#2041 out of 4276, Top 48%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#65492 out of 150436, Top 44%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Barbie entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its apex position of #906 in the U.S. in the 1960s, but is not in the list currently. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Bonnie (#691 FROM RECENT DATA), Barbara (#930), Babe, Barb, Barbra, Bebe, Bobbi and Bobbie are the prominent related forms of Barbie. Other forms, like Barbette, are uncommon. These relations of Barbie reached the apex of their popularity in the 1940s (AVERAGE #1112) and have become much less widespread since (#1735, 99% LESS USAGE), with versions like Bobbie falling out of fashion.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Barbie, Babe, Barb, Barbara, Barbra in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bebe, Bobbi, Bobbie, Bonnie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Bailie, Balbine (see Balbina), Bambi, Bambie, Bari, Barri, Barrie, Baylie, Berdie, Bernie, Berrie, Bertie, Birdie, Bobie, Brie, Byrdie, Carie, Carlie, Carmie, Carrie, Darbee, Darbie, Darcie, Darrbie (see Darby), Darsie, Earlie, Gabbie, Gardie, Harlie, Harrie, Karie, Karlie, Karrie, Marcie, Margie, Marie, Marjie, Markie, Marlie, Marnie, Martie, Sarie, Tabbie and Taubie. These names tend to be less frequently used than Barbie.

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