[ 2 syll. bar-bie, ba-rb-ie ] The baby girl name Barbie is pronounced as BAARBiy- †. Barbie is used mostly in English and Latin. It is of Latin origin. The name is universally associated with the Barbie fashion doll (1959-) manufactured by the American company Mattel, which was supposedly inspired by a German doll named Bild Lilli.
In addition, Barbie is a diminutive (English and Latin) of Barbara.
Barb and the English spelling variant Barbi.
Barbie is rare as a baby girl name. At the modest peak of its usage in 1964, 0.010% of baby girls were named Barbie. It had a ranking of #756 then. The baby name has experienced a decline in frequency since then, and is currently used on a very light scale. Out of the family of girl names directly related to Barbie, Barbara was the most commonly used in 2012.
† Pronunciation for Barbie: B as in "be (B.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"