Name
BARBARA

Name BARBARA

Between 1880 and 2022 there were 1,810,043 births of Barbara in the countries below, which represents an average of 12,747 births of children bearing the first name Barbara per year on average throughout this period.
On the last available year for each country, we count 3,145 births.

Other languages  :  
En Français Prénom Barbara   
In Italiano Nome Barbara   
Available variant : Bárbara
Variations : Babs , Bara , Bára , Barbie , Barbora , Barbra , Bobbie


Information about the first name Barbara

We celebrate Barbara on December 4th
The first name Barbara is listed in our categories :The first name Barbara has been assigned to:
0.12% to boys
99.88% to girls
The country where the first name Barbara is the most common is:
US United State of America
This first name is on trend: Female
This first name has 7 letters including 3 vowels and 4 consonants

Anagrams of the first name Barbara

An anagram is a word that contains the same letters of another word. Here is the list of first names which are an anagram of Barbara : Arrabab, B A R B A R A

Barbara in Japanese *

Romajibaabara
Katakanaバーバラ
Hiraganaばーばら
* This is a phonetic conversion, not a translation.
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Barbara in sign language

Barbara in binary language

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Origin and meaning of name Barbara

US English
Etymology src :
  • From the name Barbara; chosen because it has three A's in it representing universal affirmatives.
Etymology src :
  • From Latin Barbara, the name of Saint Barbara, feminine form of barbarus, from Ancient Greek βάρβαρος (bárbaros, “strange, foreign”). Doublet of Varvara.
Alternative forms src :
Noun src :
  • barbara (plural barbaras)
  • (logic) A syllogism in which all three propositions are of the form "All X are Y" or "X is a Y".
Pronunciation src :
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈbɑɹb(ə)ɹə/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈbɑːb(ə)ɹə/
  • Hyphenation: bar‧ba‧ra
Pronunciation src :
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈbɑɹb(ə)ɹə/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈbɑːb(ə)ɹə/
  • Hyphenation: Bar‧ba‧ra
Proper noun src :
  • Barbara (plural Barbaras)
  • A female given name from Latin.
  • : Scene 3:
  • My mother had a maid call'd Barbara; / She was in love, and he she lov'd prov'd mad / And did forsake her; […]
  • 17th century or before: English folk song: Barbara Allen: 1839 version by Thomas Percy:
  • All in the merrye month of May / When greene buds they were swellin / Yong Jemmye Grove on his death-bed lay / For love of Barbara Allen.
Proper noun (Derived terms) src :
FR French
Etymology src :
  • From Latin Barbara (name of a legendary saint), feminine form of barbarus, from Ancient Greek βάρβαρος (bárbaros, “strange, foreign”).
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): /baʁ.ba.ʁa/
Proper noun src :
  • Barbara f
  • a female given name, equivalent to English Barbara
Proper noun (Related terms) src :
General
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): /barˈba.ra/
  • Rhymes: -ara
  • Syllabification: Bar‧ba‧ra
Proper noun src :
  • Barbara
  • a female given name
ES Spanish
Verb src :
  • barbara
  • first/third-person singular imperfect subjunctive of barbar
Slovak
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): /ˈbarbara/
Proper noun src :
  • Barbara f (genitive singular Barbary, nominative plural Barbary)
  • a female given name
HU Hungarian
Etymology src :
  • From Ancient Greek βάρβαρος (bárbaros, “non-Greek-speaking, foreign”).
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): [ˈbɒrbɒrɒ]
  • Hyphenation: Bar‧ba‧ra
  • Rhymes: -rɒ
Polish
Etymology src :
  • Ultimately from from Ancient Greek βάρβαρος (bárbaros). Doublet of Barbórka.
SE Swedish
Proper noun src :
  • Barbara c (genitive Barbaras)
  • a female given name, equivalent to English Barbara
Proper noun (Derived terms) src :
  • uppblåsbar Barbara (“blow-up doll”)
Latin
Etymology src :
  • Probably a substantivisation, used as a proper noun, of the feminine forms of barbarus (“wild”, “savage”, “cruel”, “barbarous”), in elliptical use for Prensiō Barbara (“the Cruel Prison”). Compare barbara (“a wild, savage, cruel, or barbarous woman”).
Etymology src :
  • From barbarus: as a noun, a substantivisation of its feminine forms in elliptical use for fēmina barbara (the formation is novel to Latin; the Ancient Greek βάρβαρος (bárbaros) is an adjective of two endings, whose masculine and feminine forms are isomorphic); as an adjective, regularly declined forms.
Etymology src :
  • Borrowed from Ancient Greek βαρβάρα (barbára).
Etymology (Adjective) src :
  • barbarā
  • ablative singular feminine of barbarus
Etymology (Noun) src :
  • barbara f (genitive barbarae); first declension
  • a wild, savage, cruel, barbarous, shameless, or immodest woman
  • Synonym: inverēcunda
Etymology (Noun) src :
  • barbara f (genitive barbarae); first declension
  • (medicine) a kind of plaster
  • Synonym: barbarum
Pronunciation src :
  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈbar.ba.ra/, [ˈbärbärä]
  • (modern Italianate Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈbar.ba.ra/, [ˈbärbärä]
Pronunciation src :
  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈbar.ba.ra/, [ˈbärbärä]
  • (modern Italianate Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈbar.ba.ra/, [ˈbärbärä]
  • Homophone: barbara
Proper noun src :
  • Barbara f sg (genitive Barbarae); first declension
  • (Medieval Latin) the name of one of the more abominable prisons of the Grand Châtelet of Paris
Proper noun (Declension) src :
  • First-declension noun, singular only.
Proper noun (Holonyms) src :
  • (prison of the Grand Châtelet): Castelletum
IT Italian
Adjective src :
  • barbara f sg
  • feminine singular of barbaro
Anagrams src :
  • abbarra
Noun src :
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): /ˈbar.ba.ra/
  • Rhymes: -arbara
  • Hyphenation: bàr‧ba‧ra
NL Dutch
Etymology src :
  • Ultimately from Latin Barbara.
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): /ˈbɑr.baːˌraː/, /ˈbɑr.bəˌraː/
  • Hyphenation: Bar‧ba‧ra
Proper noun src :
  • Barbara f
  • a female given name, equivalent to English Barbara
DK Danish
Proper noun src :
  • Barbara
  • a female given name, equivalent to English Barbara
DE German
Etymology src :
  • Borrowed from Latin Barbara, from the saint's name.
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): /ˈbarbara/, [ˈbaʁ.bɐ.ʁa], [ˈbaɐ̯-], [ˈbaː-], [-bə-], [-ˌʁaː]
Proper noun src :
  • Barbara
  • a female given name, equivalent to English Barbara; popular especially in the mid-twentieth century
Proper noun (Related terms) src :
  • Bärbel
 

Popularity of the name Barbara

Number of BARBARA births per year

Total births of Barbara by country

Births with the first name Barbara
Country
Boys
Girls
USUnited State of America
1880 - 2022
1,571
1,433,923
BRBrazil
1930 - 2022
610
170,715
ONOntario
1913 - 2019
11
44,079
CHSwitzerland
1909 - 2021
0
27,767
FRFrance
1900 - 2022
0
26,082
PLPoland
2000 - 2022
0
25,128
NZNew Zealand
1900 - 2022
0
13,288
BCBritish Columbia
1919 - 2022
0
9,992
ARArgentina
1922 - 2015
0
9,408
ATAustria
1984 - 2021
0
8,025
AUAustralia
1930 - 2022
12
7,778
HUHungary
2003 - 2022
0
5,203
NSNew Scotland
1920 - 2022
0
4,323
DEGermany
2000 - 2022
0
4,171
ITItaly
1999 - 2021
29
3,751
IEIreland
1964 - 2022
0
3,084
MXMexico
2017 - 2021
0
2,078
CZCzechoslovakia
1900 - 2016
0
2,000
CLChili
2010 - 2021
0
1,964
SISlovenia
1992 - 2022
0
1,268
NONorway
1945 - 2022
0
928
GBUnited Kingdom
1996 - 2021
0
607
DKDenmark
1985 - 2022
0
494
ESSpain
2002 - 2021
0
450
BEBelgium
1995 - 2022
0
428
QCQuebec
1980 - 2022
1
422
ABAlberta
1980 - 2022
1
400
SKSlovakia
2011 - 2022
0
29
SESweden
1998 - 2022
0
11
LVLatvia
2015 - 2022
0
6
PTPortugal
2014 - 2022
0
6

Total births of Barbara by country (last available year)

Births with the first name Barbara
Country
Boys
Girls
DEGermany
2022
0
1,237
PLPoland
2022
0
993
MXMexico
2021
0
451
USUnited State of America
2022
0
223
ARArgentina
2015
0
72
ITItaly
2021
0
48
FRFrance
2022
0
36
DKDenmark
2022
0
25
GBUnited Kingdom
2021
0
23
ONOntario
2019
0
9
ATAustria
2021
0
7
CZCzechoslovakia
2016
0
6
BEBelgium
2022
0
5
IEIreland
2022
0
4
QCQuebec
2022
0
3
CHSwitzerland
2021
0
3

Comments on the name Barbara

Personalities with the first name Barbara

There are 564 personalities with the first name Barbara


Barbra Streisand
(Barbara Joan Streisand) src

United states of america
Screenwriter Actor Writer Singer Singer-songwriter Stage actor Film director Film producer Director Television actor Film actor Jazz musician Recording artist


Barbara Mcclintock
src

United states of america
Cytogeneticist


Barbara Stanwyck
(Ruby Catherine Stevens) src

United states of america
Screenwriter Actor Stage actor Film actor Model Television actor


Barbara Bush
(Barbara Pierce) src

United states of america
Politician


Barbe La Grande Martyre
src


Thaumaturge Prisoner


Barbara Walters
(Barbara Jill Walters) src

United states of america
News presenter Television presenter Broadcast journalist


Barbara Cartland
(Mary Barbara Hamilton Cartland) src

United kingdom
Writer Politician Aircraft pilot Novelist


Barbara Hershey
(Barbara Lynn Herzstein) src

United states of america
Actor Television actor


Barbara W. Tuchman
src

United states of america
Writer Historian Biographer Journalist


Barbara Liskov
src

United states of america
Engineer Computer scientist University teacher



There are more than 10 personalities with the first name Barbara
Full list of personalities with the first name Barbara

Film Actors and Actresses with the first name Barbara

There are 4185 actors and actresses with the first name Barbara
Barbara Milenkovic
Barbara Pravi
Barbara Palvin
Barbara Prakopenka
Barbara Barcia
Barbara Wypych
Barbara Vackova
Barbara Nova
Barbara Dunkelman
Barbara Sloesen
Barbara Vlasits
Barbara Garstka
Barbara Mamabolo
Barbara Schmidt
Barbara Meier
Barbara Kurdej-Szatan
Barbara Mularczyk
Barbara Lanz
Barbara Kottmeier
Barbara Claes
Barbara Devil
Barbara Garza Talavera
Barbara Hollander
Barbara Cabrita
Barbara Radulovic
Barbara Bellucci
Barbara Bush
Barbara Konta
Barbara Voice
Barbara Howlin

There are more than 30 actors and actresses with the first name Barbara
The full list of actors and actresses with the first name Barbara

Rankings of first name BARBARA by country

Country ranking (boys)
RankCountryYear
No ranking of first name BARBARA (male) births over the last year available in each country
Country ranking (girls)
RankCountryYear
#28DE Germany2022
#43PL Poland2022
#148MX Mexico2021
#192AR Argentina2015
#201DK Denmark2022
#323IT Italy2021
#389CZ Czechoslovakia2016
#659AT Austria2021
#891IE Ireland2022
#973US United State of America2022
#1121FR France2022
#1126ON Ontario2019
#1397GB United Kingdom2021
#1406QC Quebec2022
#1567BE Belgium2022
#1832CH Switzerland2021