Barbara girl

First name origin & meaning:

Latin: Foreign, strange

First name variations: Barbra, Barbro, Bararella, Barbie, Barby, Barbs, Barb, Babette, Babs, Bobbie

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. Italian, Spanish and Portuguese (Bárbara), and English: from the female personal name Barbara, which was borne by a popular saint, who according to legend was imprisoned in a tower and later put to death by her own father for refusing to recant her Christian beliefs. The name comes from a feminine form of Latin barbarus, Greek barbaros ‘foreign(er)’ (originally an onomatopoeic word formed in imitation of the unintelligible babbling of non-Greeks).
  2. Catalan (Barbarà): variant of Barbera.

Famous people who gave their babies this name: Richard Thomas, George W. Bush, Laura Bush

This name appears in the following lists: Alliterative Names, Composers, Country Stars, First Ladies, Poets, Saints, Nobel Prize Winners, Presidents' Kids, Silver Screen

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