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First name origins & meanings:

  1. Hebrew: Son of prophecy
  2. 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:

  1. 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’.
  2. English: from the personal name Barney, a pet form of Bernard.
  3. 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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