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"Son of Encouragement" and "Son of the Prophet" mean essentially the same thing in the New Testament. Prophecy was redefined in the NT as speaking encouragement into someone's life. In the Old Testament, prophecy referred to predicting the future as revealed by the Holy Spirit. So the translation of Barnabas in Acts is accurate.
Atarah Derek  1/26/2007
Barnabas Stinson is a character on "How I Met Your Mother".
pandasayscynical  5/7/2008
Barnabas Collins (for "Dark Shadows") is a vampire.
― Anonymous User  5/21/2008
In the Dark is Rising series by Susan Cooper, one of the three main characters from the first book, Under Sea and Over Stone, is Barney, he is the brother of Jane and Simon.
dreamflower  6/14/2008
I never cared for the name Barnabas until Barnabas Collins, the most awesome vampire of all time! Also, Barnabas is the full name of Barney Fife from Andy Griffith.
yohevid  8/2/2008
The name sounds like the word barbaric.
Raindrop_Deamer  12/6/2008
It doesn't sound like barabaric at all.. why would you say that?
Hushpuppy  4/16/2013
The German pronunciation is BAHR-nah-bahs. [noted -ed]
mafiosa  8/6/2009
There's nothing cool or remotely handsome about them.
Awful names! Pass the chum bucket please.
― Anonymous User  9/3/2014
Definitely a male name (don't get me wrong) I'm just having a hard time picturing it on a normal dude who's straight. I really am.
It's an ugly name regardless of who has it. Thank god it's not popular! Thank. God.
― Anonymous User  10/17/2014
Barnabas is a name that seems to speak "17th century pirate" to me, because of the similarity to blunderbuss. I am a mild fan of Dark Shadows (the 1966-71 TV series, not the Johnny Depp film!), so I am familiar with this name.

A short form is the sickening Barney, or the more ambiguous Barnaby. All in all, a mildly usable name.
Amedee Lupien  8/23/2015
Barnabas Collins, fictional character in the film Dark Shadows and the comic series Dark Shadows.
cziehl  4/5/2016
I am not one to bash on names. I actually like this name, a lot really.
cziehl  4/5/2016
Honestly, it sounds pompous and pretentious, has no good nicknames, and can be a mouthful. But I love the name anyway. Something about it just captures my attention in a good way.
RoseTintsMyWorld  5/10/2016
It's nice sounding, but I do not like the nickname 'Barney'.
DundiculutNicholas  1/6/2017

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