First name origins & meanings:
- Hebrew: Son of prophecy
- German: Bold as a bear
First name variations: Barnaby, Barnie, Barn, Bama, Barnabie, Barnabe, Barnabus, Barnebas, Barnes, Barnabas, Barnard, Barnie, Barny, Bernd, Berndt, Bern, Berne, Bernardo, Bernhard, Bernhardt, Bernie, Bjorn, Barend, Barnum, Barn, Barnardine, Berend, Bernard
Last name origins & meanings:
- English: habitational name from Barney in Norfolk, which is
probably named with an Old English personal name Bera (with
genitive -n) + Old English ēg ‘island’, ‘dry ground
in a marsh’.
- English: from the personal name Barney, a pet
form of Bernard.
- English: A William Barney from England came to Baltimore county, MD, in
about 1695. Joshua Barney, born in that county in 1759, was an
outstanding naval officer during the War of 1812.
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