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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- 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