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What does Barny mean?

Barny Pronunciation of Barny as a name for boys is of English derivation, and the meaning of the name Barny is "son of consolation; strong, brave bear". Barny is a variant form of Barnabas (Greek, Aramaic): Greek respelling of an Aramaic name. Barny is also a derivative of Barney (English). Barny is also used as a derivative of Bernard (Old French, Old German).


ASSOCIATED WITH consolation, strong, brave, bear


VARIANTS Bernie, Barnie, Barni, Barna

OTHER FORMS VIA BARNABAS, BARNEY, BERNARD Barnaba, Barnabe, Barnabey, Barnaby, Barnard, Bear, Berend, Bern, Bernd, Berndt, Bernis, Bernt, Burnaby

(male) Barne, ..

(female) Bardy, ..

Barny Campbell (B.C.), ..

How popular is Barny?

Barny is an unusual given name for men. Barny is an uncommon last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Which version is better?

Bear (#1005 IN RECENT RANKINGS), Bernard (#1151), Barnard, Barney, Barnie and Bernie are the popular related forms of Barny (OUTSIDE TOP 2000). Other variants, like Bernd, are seldom used. These forms of Barny were favored as birth names 108 years ago (MEDIAN #1125) and are now significantly less popular (#1692, DOWN 95%), with versions like Bernard going out of style. Bear is the most contemporarily stylish name for newborns here. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Barnard, Barney, Barnie, Bear, Bernard, Bernie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Barny and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Barny is alike in pronunciation to Beirney, Berny, Birney, Birnie, Birny, Burney and Burnie. Other recommended sound-alike names are Arny, Baily, Bain, Baley, Ban, Bane, Bank, Bar, Barak, Baram, Bard, Barde, Bardo, Barek, Barend, Baret, Bari, Baris, Barnes, Barnet, Barnum, Baron, Barr, Barra, Barrey, Barrt, Barry, Bart, Barth, Bartt (see Bart), Baruj (see Baruch), Baxly, Bay, Bayly, Bayne, Benny, Berky, Berne, Berry, Berty, Birky, Birly, Bjarn, Bjarne, Born, Borne, Bray, Burn, Burne, Burns, Burty, Byrn, Byrne, Carny, Dabny, Dagny, Danny, Hany, Karny (see Kearney), Kearny, Lanny and Manny. These names tend to be more commonly used than Barny.

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