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Origin & Meaning

The name Babe is of Greek and English origin.

The meaning of Babe is "foreigner, stranger, traveler from a foreign land".  


In the U.S. in 2014 less than 5 girls were given the name.    Less than 5 boys were given the name. 

View the Babe Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Babe has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Babe to other names.


A name originally used for anyone who did not speak Greek. It referred to the unintelligible chatter of foreigners which sounded to the Greeks like bar-bar.

According to legend, St. Barbara was imprisoned in a tower by her father, who was struck down by lightning after murdering her. She is accordingly the Patron Saint of architects, stonemasons, fortifications, artillerymen and firework makers.


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Babe is a diminutive (nickname) of Barbara.

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Name Fun

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Just for fun, see the name Babe in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

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English names generally consist of a given name, middle name and family name. Many English speaking countries have fairly flexible naming laws. This allows the multicultural families that live in these countries to merge the naming conventions of their faiths or previous nationalities with their current homeland.

Biblical names are still very prevelant. Nature, literature, mythology, celebrity, surnames, variants of traditional names and newly invented names are all sources of English given names.

The evolution of English names in the U.K. can be traced to the various conquests and ruling power changes of its early history. The evolution of English names in America has been more influenced by the various influxes of immigrants from different parts of the world during different times in its history.