Given Name BARBARA

GENDER: Feminine
PRONOUNCED: BAHR-bə-rə (English), BAHR-brə (English), BAR-BA-RA (French), BAR-ba-ra (German), bar-BA-ra (Polish), BAWR-baw-raw (Hungarian)   [details]

Meaning & History

Derived from Greek βαρβαρος (barbaros) meaning "foreign". According to legend, Saint Barbara was a young woman killed by her father Dioscorus, who was then killed by a bolt of lightning. She is the patron of architects, geologists, stonemasons and artillerymen. Because of her renown, the name came into general use in the Christian world in the Middle Ages. In England it became rare after the Protestant Reformation, but it was revived in the 19th century.

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VARIANTS: Barbra (English), Borbála (Hungarian), Barbro (Swedish)
DIMINUTIVES: Babs, Barb, Barbie, Bobbi, Bobbie (English), Bärbel (German), Basia (Polish), Bara, Barica (Croatian)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Varvara (Bulgarian), Barbora, Bára (Czech), Barbare (Georgian), Varvara (Greek), Báirbre (Irish), Barbora (Lithuanian), Varvara (Macedonian), Bárbara (Portuguese), Varvara, Varya (Russian), Barabal (Scottish), Barbora (Slovak), Bárbara (Spanish)
SAME SPELLING: Bárbara
USER SUBMISSIONS: Bàrbara, Barbára
  United States
2016
  Canada (BC)
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2015
  Chile
2014
  Croatia
2009
  Czech Republic
not
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2014
  France
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2015
  Hungary
2015
  Italy
not
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2015
  Poland
2014
  Portugal
2016
  Slovenia
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2016
  Switzerland
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2013