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.

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Barry

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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

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