Barrett Name Meaning & Origin
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.
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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
Barrett Mountain, New Hampshire
Barrett Township, Monroe County, Pennsylvania
Barrett, West Virginia
- Personal experiences with the name Barrett
Alternative spelling: Barret
My son is named Barrett and we get compliments all the time on his name. We call him Bear as a nickname.
My dad is named Barrett, he hates nicknames like Barry
- Nicknames for Barrett
Barry, Rett, Bear
- Meanings and history of the name Barrett
German meaning: Bear Strength
French Barruad meaning: Bear
English Surname meaning: Trader
Associeted with liturary poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning
- Famous real-life people named Barrett
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
Barrett Wilbert Weed, Broadway actress
- Barrett in song, story & screen
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