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.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Baz, Berry, Barack, Barrett

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Nicknames for Barry

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

Meanings and history of the name Barry

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

Famous real-life people named Barry

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

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
Barry B Benson, a GOD
Barry Berkman, the titular character in HBO’s Barry

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