Barrett Name Meaning & Origin

Barrett

Pronunciation: BEHR-rit (key)

Origin of the name Barrett:

A borrowing from the English, Barrett is the transferred use of the surname, which is of uncertain origin and meaning. Var: Barret.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Barry

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Organizations including the name "Barrett":
Barrett Technology, robotics company
Barrett Firearms Manufacturing, weapons manufacturing company
Barrett, The Honors College, Arizona State University
Barrett-Jackson, car auction company
Bill Barrett Corporation, energy company

Places & geographic features

United States
Barrett, California
Barrett, Minnesota
Barrett Mountain, New Hampshire
Barrett Township, Monroe County, Pennsylvania
Barrett, Texas
Barrett, West Virginia

France
Barret, Charente
Barret-de-Lioure, Drôme
Barret-sur-Méouge, Hautes-Alpes
Breuil-Barret, Vendée
Pont-de-Barret, Drôme

Weaponry
.416 Barrett
Barrett M82
Barrett M90
Barrett M95
Barrett M98
Barrett M98B
Barrett M99
Barrett REC7
Barrett XM109
Barrett XM500

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Alternative spelling: Barret

My son is named Barret and we get compliments all the time on his name. We call him Bear as a nickname.

Nicknames for Barrett: | Edit

Barry, Rett, Bear

Meanings and history of the name Barrett: | Edit

German meaning: Bear Strength
French Barruad meaning: Bear
English Surname meaning: Trader

Associeted with liturary poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Poet

William Barret Travis (1809-1836)- Lieutenant Colonel at the Alamo

Apollon Barret (1804–1879), French oboist

Arthur Barret (born 1836), American politician

Dave Barrett (born 1930), Canadian politician

George Barret, Jr. (1767–1842), Irish painter

George Barret, Sr. (1730–1784), Irish landscape artist

Jeanne Baré (or Barret) (1740–1803), French explorer and naturalist

John Richard Barret (1825–1903), U.S. Representative from Missouri

Syd Barrett, singer, songwriter and musician

Barrett family of Jamaica, an important family in the history of Jamaica

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Dana Barrett, a character in Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II films, played by Sigourney Weaver

Elcid Barrett, captain of the Antelope in the folk song "Barrett's Privateers"

Barret Wallace, a character of Final Fantasy VII video game

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