Barnaby Name Meaning & Origin

Barnaby

Pronunciation: BAHR-nə-bee (key)

Origin of the name Barnaby:

Variant of Barnabas, a name borne in the Bible by the Christian apostle and missionary companion of Paul. The name is derived from the Aramaic barnebhū'āh (son of exhortation).

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USAGE: English (Archaic)
PRONOUNCED: BAHR-nə-bee
DIMINUTIVE: Barney
OTHER LANGUAGES: Barnabas (Biblical), Barnabas (Biblical Greek), Barnabas (Biblical Latin), Barnabé (French), Barnabas (German), Barnabás, Barna (Hungarian), Varnava (Russian)
POPULARITY: #199 in England and Wales

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My brother is called Barnaby but has been called Barney for basically his whole life. I love his name, and I want to call my son Barnaby!

Nicknames for Barnaby: | Edit

Barney, Barn, Barnes, Bear

Meanings and history of the name Barnaby: | Edit

Medieval English form of BARNABAS

Famous real-life people named Barnaby: | Edit

Barnaby Joyce, Australian Senator

Barnaby in song, story & screen: | Edit

"Barnaby Jones" was a television detective series that ran on CBS from 1973 to 1980, starring Buddy Ebsen in the title role.

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