In addition, Barney is an English pet form of the English and German Barnabas.
Barney is also an English pet form of the English and Polish Barnaby.
Barney is also a form of the English Barnett.
Barney is also an English pet form of the Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, and Polish Bernard.
Variant forms inherit the origin and meaning of the name Barney.
Barney is unusual as a baby name for boys. In 1900, 0.051% of baby boys were given the name Barney. Its ranking then was #216. The baby name has since markedly declined in popularity, and is used only on an infrequent scale now. Among all boy names in its group, Barney was nonetheless the most popular in 2018.
† Pronunciation for Barney: B as in "be (B.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"
Details of famous persons named Barney:
Fictional Sidekick Barney Fife, born 1960.
TV Dinosaur Barney the Dinosaur, born 1987, Dallas, Texas.