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Barbara is a popular Latin baby girl’s name that means “foreigner”. Barbara has been popular since 1900 and was in the top 10 baby names from 1928 to 1958. It has fallen in popularity in the last two decades.

Meaning of the name Barbara:

Latin: foreigner, Barbar

Origin of the name Barbara:

Barbara is a baby girl’s name of Latin origin that means “foreigner”. Barbara comes from the name of the Berber tribe.

Symbolism of the name Barbara:

The Berbers are an ethnic group from Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, the Canary Islands.

Style of the name Barbara:

traditional

Gender of the name Barbara:

Barbara is a girl's name.

Pronunciation of the name Barbara:

BAHR-bə-rə, BAHR-brə (English), BAR-BA-RA (French), BAR-ba-ra (German), bar-BA-ra (Polish), BAWR-baw-raw (Hungarian)

Number of syllables in the name Barbara:

Two or three depending on pronunciation.

Emotion evoked from the name Barbara:

Barbara evokes feelings of honesty and sincerity.

Alternative spellings for the name Barbara:

Barbra, Barabra

Nicknames for the name Barbara:

Popularity of the name Barbara:

According to the Social Security Administration, Barbara is a popular baby girl’s name. Barbara has been in the top 1000 names since 1900. Barbara was in the top 10 names from 1928 to 1958.

Related names for the name Barbara:

Great middle names for the name Barbara and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Barbara:

  • Barbara Jean Eden (American actress)
  • Barbara Schett Eagle (Austrian tennis player)
  • Barbara Rittner (German tennis player)
  • Barbara Ferreira (American model)
  • Barbara Baldieri (American actress)

Barbara in popular culture:

  • Barbara “Barbie” Roberts (media, Mattel fashion doll)
  • Barbara Gordon aka Oracle and Batgirl (DC Batman franchise)
  • Barbara “Barb” Holland (television, “Stranger Things”)
  • Barbara Covett (television, “Notes on a Scandal”)
  • Barbara Gilbert (television, “Call the Midwife”)