Barry Name Meaning & Origin

Barry

Pronunciation: BA-ree (key)

Origin of the name Barry:

Originally a pet form of any of the names beginning with the element Bar-. It is now usually bestowed as an independent given name.

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My father and grandfather are both Barry. Very hard-working, no-nonsense guys who like to spend time hunting or fishing. I'm biased, because I don't know if I'd like this name so much if my dad and his dad weren't good guys.

Dad's name. Friendly, straightforward family guy, everyone he meets seems to remember his name. It's unusual kind of. Know two guys at college with the name and they are super popular so, there's also that.

Nicknames for Barry: | Edit

Bear, Baz, bazza, Bandit, Bal
Bud, Buddy

Meanings and history of the name Barry: | Edit

Barry can also be a surname from the town and island of Barry in Wales.

Famous real-life people named Barry: | Edit

Barry Bonds, baseball player
Barry White, singer
Barry Manilow, singer
Barry Gibb, singer with The Bee Gees
Berry Gordy Jr., founder of Motown Records
Barry Lopez, American poet and environmentalist

Barry in song, story & screen: | Edit

Barry, the little boy in "Close Encounters of the Third Kind"
Barry Allen, The Flash (DC comics)
Barry Farber, ex-fiance of Rachel Green on "Friends" who she leaves at the altar in the pilot episode

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