I actually love this as a middle name for a girl.
I really think that the Irish origin is only part of the history of this name. I think it is just as much a transfer to given name status of the English surname, which has multiple origins, including from an Old French word "barri" meaning "rampart", a Scottish place name, and a form of Welsh "ap Harry", "son of Harry". There are 74 men and boys with Barry as a given name in the 1841 census of England. 20 of them were born in Ireland, but most of the rest have no obvious connections with Ireland. I do think from looking at U.S. Census records that the Irish origin was the most important. I just don't think it is the only origin of Barry as a given name.
Dr. Barry Kripke is a character from TV show The Big Bang Theory, an theoretical physicist.
Someone previously thought the name Barry was ugly, then saw Barry Keoghan as Druig in Eternals and came back to admit they were wrong. Yeah, me too.
Okay nickname.
Sounds threatening XD.
Big bad Barry.
Barry Williams is an actor most famous for his roll as Greg Brady in The Brady Bunch.
Dumb name for equally dumb guys.
Retracting my previous comment, I think this name is okay!
Reminds me too much of the Bee Movie.
Barry the Bee from the Bee Movie.
I lost my beloved brother Barry this year due to a tragic car accident. We miss him dearly every minute of every day. He was our bear and he fit the name in every way, he loved it! We have added a new family member and named him Bearmax, hope he's okay with that.
This name doesn't sit well with me...
Barry Joseph Goldberg (born December 25, 1942, Chicago, Illinois) is a blues and rock keyboardist, songwriter and record producer.
Famous Bearer: Barry Lamar Bonds (born July 24, 1964) is an American former professional baseball left fielder who played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) with the Pittsburgh Pirates and San Francisco Giants. Bonds received seven NL MVP awards and 14 All-Star selections, and is considered to be one of the greatest baseball players of all time.
In 2018, 48 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Barry who is registered male with the Social Security Administration. It is the 333rd most common male first name for living U.S. citizens.
Barry is the name of the eponymous character of the HBO show Barry.
Barry B. Benson is the main character in the Bee movie.
Barry Allen, AKA the Flash. Damn, what a hottie!
Barry Gordon Livingston is an American television and film actor, known for his roles as "Ernie Douglas" on the television series My Three Sons. He is the younger brother of actor/director Stanley Livingston, who played Ernie's older brother "Chip" on the show.
More than 99.9 percent of people with the first name Barry are male.
Also Dutch as feminine.
I think this name is better than Gary and Larry, but I'm not sure how well it will age.
The name Barry was given to 139 boys born in the US in 2015.
Barry Kerch is the drummer for the band Shinedown.
Barry Loukaitis was a 14 year old boy who shot up Frontier Middle School in Moses Lake, Washington.
A popular superhero The Flash (starring in a TV series and four movies) is named Barry Allen, though in the comics his full name is Bartholomew.
This is the name of the songwriter Barry Mann (Barry Imberman). He sung the famous doo-wop song "Who Put the Bomp." It peaked at #7 in 1961.
Also a nickname for Baruch.
I really like this name, but wouldn't want everyone to think of Barack Obama.
Barry Stock, guitarist of Three Days Grace :)
Possibly derived from either of two Irish words, one meaning "spear" and the other meaning "fair-haired" (ie. blond).Rarely used as a diminutive of the name Bartholomew; and I suspect that would be because of Barry Allen, the most well-known of the DC Comics heroes to take the codename of the Flash (who does indeed have the former as a proper first name, though it's almost never noted).
Barry Bonds was a professional baseball player who played from 1986-2007, and currently holds the MLB record for more home runs hit during a season.
This was the first name of Barrack Obama before he changed it.
No, Barack Obama was never named Barry. Barack was his birth name. Barry was merely a nickname.
A famous bearer is the hilarious "boxer" Barry "the Blender" Henderson.
Barry's Amusements in Portrush, Co. Antrim, NI - Yay! :)
Barry Lyndon was the title character of a William Makepeace Thackeray novel and the Stanley Kubrick film version. Barry was actually originally the characters surname, but he marries the Countess of Lyndon and adopts that name.
The name makes me think of some beer-bellied, balding guy. It also makes me think of Barry White. Two very different associations. I have a third one: it reminds me of the homoerotic song Barry by Gus Gus, or gusgus, whatever it officially is.
A famous bearer is American actor Barry Bostwick (born on February 24, 1945). He is best known for his roles as Brad Majors in the 1975 cult film "The Rocky Horror Picture Show", his Tony Award-winning role in the Broadway musical "The Robber Bridegroom", and the mayor on the TV series "Spin City".
I'm amazed nobody has yet mentioned the legendary soul singer, Barry White.
Barry Gibb is the lead singer of the BeeGees.
Great manly name. Good Irish connotations.
Dave Barry is a very funny author. He writes books as well as a column for the _Miami Herald_.
I know a boy named Barry but spelled Barrie. He is 11 now. I do prefer the spelling Barry and find this name quite nice.
I live near a town called Barry in South Wales, and I guess that puts me off. Barry is kind of a rough area, but not really, and people make jokes about it a lot. It's not too bad, like I said, it's mostly the jokes. I don't see why this should bother anyone who's never been there though, it's not like calling your child "crack den" or anything.
Barry is the name of a homicidal maniac who dresses up as a woman to trick his victims in the anime/manga "Fullmetal Alchemist". His character was amazing and he brought up several important issues, even though he only appeared once or twice throughout the entire show. His appearance lead to Alphonse questioning his own existance, and Edward realizing that he was only human.
Barry is a character in Steven Spielberg's film 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind'.
Barry Watson is a famous actor with the nickname Barry for Barrett.
Barry is a designer on Trading Spaces. Barry is also the name of Rachel on Friends' fiance at the beginning of the show.
Barry Manilow is a singer with this name.
Barry means 'Truthful' in the ancient Greek language.

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