What does Barbara mean?
The meaning of Barbara is "foreigner, stranger, traveler from a foreign land".
Barbara is generally used as a girl's name.
It consists of 7 letters and 3 syllables and is pronounced Bar-ba-ra.
The Given Name Barbara
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.
Barbara falls into the easy nickname name category.
Some famous bearers of this name include: Barbara Babcock, and Barbara Bain.
In contrast, the year before it ranked 864 in baby name popularity for girls with 317 occurrences. Less than 5 boys were given the name.
The trend's your friend. See how Barbara has changed in popularity since 1880 by visiting the Barbara Name Popularity Page.
Barbara Related Names
- Barbara ~ 1 hurricane, 1 storm, Saint
- Barbara Babcock ~ Actress
- Barbara Bain ~ Actress
- Barbara Bel Geddes ~ Actress
- Barbara Bush ~ U. S. First Lady (1989-1993)
- Barbara Han A gi ~ Saint
- Barbara Hershey ~ Actress
- Barbara McClintock ~ Nobel Prize for Medicine 1983
- Barbara Stanwyck ~ Actress
It may all be in the numbers.
The numbers that make up your child's name.
Numerology may give you some insight.
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Barbara Name Fun
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