Barbie Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Barbara:
Latin name derived from barbarus (foreign, strange), a term applied to non-Romans or those deemed to be uncivilized. Var: Barbra. Short: Barb. Pet: Babs, Barbi, Barbie.
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Barbie has heard every "Barbie and Ken" joke in the book so spare her your joke if you meet her. Her hair is long and blond and her eyes are wild and blue. Never underestimate a woman named Barbie for she is a leader with a strong rebellious personality and can accomplish anything she sets her mind to. Barbies are compassionate with quirky sense of humor. Children love women named Barbie because she is associated with Barbie dolls made by Mattel. She is exceptional with children and a fun mom.
If you hear "Barbie and Ken" you know "They're not even toGether anymore.."
you're Elle Woods go for it.. Elle Woods technology an unbreakable doll
and you like being called 'doll' it meant you were perfect
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Short for Barbara:
Derived from Greek βαρβαρος (barbaros) meaning "foreign". According to legend, Saint Barbara was a young woman killed by her father Dioscorus, who was then killed by a bolt of lightning. She is the patron of architects, geologists, stonemasons and artillerymen. Because of her renown, the name came into general use in the Christian world in the Middle Ages. In England it became rare after the Protestant Reformation, but it was revived in the 19th century.
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Reese Witherspoon; unbreakable, perfect
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