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What does Barr mean?

Barr Pronunciation of Barr as a boys' name. The meaning of Barr is "poet, one who sings ballads; young warrior; white, fair head". Barr is an alternate form of Baird (Gaelic, Scottish, Irish): from the English word "Bard". Barr is also a derivative of Baron (Old German, Old English): a title of nobility. Barr is also used as a derivative of Finbar (Irish, Gaelic).


ASSOCIATED WITH warrior, white


VARIANTS Bar, Bairre

OTHER FORMS VIA BAIRD, BARD, BARON, FINBAR Barde, Barden, Bardo, Bardon, Barra, Barren, Barron, Barry, Bayerd, Bayrd



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How popular is Barr?

Barr is an unusual first name for men but a very prominent surname for all people (#738 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Which version is better?

Barry (#1207 VIA LATEST LIST), Baron (#1431) and Barron (#1441) are the prominent alternative forms of Barr (UNLISTED). These forms of Barr were popular as baby names during 1950-1959 (ADOPTION OF 0.28%) and are now significantly less common (ADOPTION 0.02%, 92%), with the version Barry falling out of fashion. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Baron, Barron, Barry in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Barr is pronounced similarly to Bear and Burr. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Bail, Bain, Bake, Baker, Bala, Bald, Bale, Balu, Ban, Bane, Bank, Barak, Baram, Barbar, Barber, Barek, Baret, Bari, Baris, Barker, Barna, Barni, Barny, Barrak, Barrat, Barree, Barret, Barrey, Barric, Barrie, Barrt, Bart, Barth, Bartt (see Bart), Baruj (see Baruch), Bat, Bax, Bay, Baz, Bazz, Berg, Berk, Berl, Bern, Berry, Bert, Bird, Birk, Bjarn, Blair, Blayr, Borg, Born, Bri, Burg, Burk, Burl, Burn, Burt, Byrd, Byrn, Carr, Farr, Karr, Kerr, Marr, Omarr, Parr, Starr and Torr. These names tend to be more frequently used than Barr.

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