First name origin & meaning:
Old English: Noble man.(German) Mighty as a bear
First name variations: Barret, Barrett, Barnet, Barnete, Barnette, Baronette, Barnett
Last name origins & meanings:
- Scottish and northern Irish: habitational name from any of
various places in southwestern Scotland, in particular Ayrshire and
Renfrewshire, named with Gaelic barr ‘height’, ‘hill’ or a
British cognate of this.
- English: topographic name for
someone who lived by a gateway or barrier, from Middle English, Old
French barre ‘bar’, ‘obstruction’.
- English (of
Norman origin): habitational name from any of various places in
northern France called Barre. See Barre.
- English: habitational name from any of various places in England called
Barr, for example Great Barr in the West Midlands, named with
the Celtic element barro ‘height’, ‘hill’.
- English: from the vocabulary word barr ‘bar’, ‘pole’, either a metonymic
occupational name for a maker of bars, or perhaps a nickname for a
tall, thin man.
- Irish: from Ó Bairr, Donegal form of
Ó Báire (see Barry 2).
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