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Barney - Meaning of Barney

What does Barney mean?

[ 2 syll. bar-ney, ba-rn-ey ] The baby boy name Barney is pronounced as BAARNiy- †. Barney is of Aramaic, Old English, and Germanic origin, and it is used mainly in the English language.

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.

Forms of Barney include the names Barnea, Barnee, Barner, Barni, and Barno.

Variant forms inherit the origin and meaning of the name Barney.

Other forms of Barney include the variant spellings Barnie (English) and Barny (English).

See also the related categories, aramaic and germanic (german).

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.

Baby names that sound like Barney include Barnee, Barni, Barnie, Barny, Bahram, Bairam, Bairn, Bajram, Baram, Baran, Barem, Barim, Barin, Barna, Barno, Baron, Barrem, Barrim, Barrin, and Barron.

† 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.


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