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Barry Meaning


What does Barry mean?

The name Barry is of Irish and Gaelic origin.

The meaning of Barry is "white head, fair haired".

Barry is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 5 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced Ba-rry.

The Given Name Barry

The name Barry is an anglicized form of the Gaelic name Barra from the Old Irish Bairre which is a short form of Bairrfhionn, Fionnbharr.

It is derived from the Gaelic elements fionn meaning "white, fair" and barr meaning "head".

Some famous bearers of this name include: Barry Bonds, and Barry Fitzgerald.

Barry Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 1,207 in baby name popularity for boys with 154 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 1,325 in baby name popularity for boys with 135 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

Want to see how Barry sizes up? How it compares to some other names? Then check out the Barry Name Popularity Page.

Barry Related Names

Barry is a form of Barra.

Variants of the name Barry include Barey, Bari, Barree, Barri, Barrie, Berry.

Famous Barrys

  • Barry ~ 1 hurricane, 5 storms
  • Barry Bonds ~ Baseball Player
  • Barry Fitzgerald ~ Actor
  • Barry Gibb ~ Pop Musician
  • Barry Larkin ~ Baseball Player
  • Barry Manilow ~ Musician
  • Barry Marshall ~ Nobel Prize for Medicine 2005
  • Barry Pepper ~ Actor
  • Barry Sanders ~ Football Player
  • Barry Watson ~ Actor
  • Barry White ~ Musician

Barry Numerology

What will your new littleBarry be like?

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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Barry Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Barry in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Barry.

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

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Barry in Nautical Flags page.