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1.4m
in the U.S.
since 1880

Barbara

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Stranger
  • #20 All Time
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8k Barbra (American)

How popular is the name "Barbara" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 127 127 0
1881 130 130 0
1882 130 130 0
1883 135 135 0
1884 193 193 0
1885 195 195 0
1886 207 207 0
1887 204 204 0
1888 253 253 0
1889 246 246 0
1890 241 241 0
1891 221 221 0
1892 278 278 0
1893 255 255 0
1894 290 290 0
1895 298 298 0
1896 324 324 0
1897 299 299 0
1898 304 304 0
1899 273 273 0
1900 341 341 0
1901 277 277 0
1902 306 306 0
1903 346 346 0
1904 357 357 0
1905 366 366 0
1906 413 413 0
1907 515 515 0
1908 514 514 0
1909 567 567 0
1910 613 613 0
1911 737 737 0
1912 1,184 1,184 0
1913 1,457 1,450 7 #94 girl name
1914 2,062 2,062 0 #82 girl name
1915 2,706 2,706 0 #83 girl name
1916 3,118 3,113 5 #74 girl name
1917 3,540 3,534 6 #67 girl name
1918 4,231 4,224 7 #60 girl name
1919 4,091 4,084 7 #60 girl name
1920 5,115 5,106 9 #47 girl name
1921 6,026 6,015 11 #40 girl name
1922 6,282 6,272 10 #40 girl name
1923 7,219 7,209 10 #33 girl name
1924 8,319 8,307 12 #28 girl name
1925 9,181 9,155 26 #22 girl name
1926 11,110 11,075 35 #16 girl name
1927 13,204 13,163 41 #10 girl name
1928 14,912 14,868 44 #8 girl name
1929 16,101 16,038 63 #7 girl name
1930 18,355 18,281 74 #6 girl name
1931 21,881 21,797 84 #4 girl name
1932 26,417 26,314 103 #3 girl name
1933 27,065 26,946 119 #3 girl name
1934 29,350 29,232 118 #3 girl name
1935 30,814 30,690 124 #3 girl name
1936 31,788 31,678 110 #3 girl name
1937 35,051 34,907 144 #2 girl name
1938 39,433 39,271 162 #2 girl name
1939 37,409 37,259 150 #2 girl name
1940 36,872 36,732 140 #2 girl name
1941 39,690 39,535 155 #2 girl name
1942 44,899 44,735 164 #2 girl name
1943 43,578 43,428 150 #2 girl name
1944 39,310 39,188 122 #2 girl name
1945 38,359 38,272 87 #3 girl name
1946 45,229 45,120 109 #4 girl name
1947 48,882 48,793 89 #4 girl name
1948 46,902 46,825 77 #3 girl name
1949 42,665 42,598 67 #4 girl name
1950 41,628 41,558 70 #4 girl name
1951 40,658 40,588 70 #5 girl name
1952 39,962 39,888 74 #6 girl name
1953 38,518 38,446 72 #6 girl name
1954 36,431 36,373 58 #7 girl name
1955 33,669 33,589 80 #7 girl name
1956 32,374 32,298 76 #9 girl name
1957 29,754 29,686 68 #9 girl name
1958 27,941 27,882 59 #9 girl name
1959 25,419 25,352 67 #11 girl name
1960 24,508 24,444 64 #12 girl name
1961 23,043 22,987 56 #12 girl name
1962 20,724 20,648 76 #14 girl name
1963 18,353 18,289 64 #17 girl name
1964 16,524 16,474 50 #19 girl name
1965 14,067 14,026 41 #25 girl name
1966 13,169 13,124 45 #27 girl name
1967 11,245 11,202 43 #33 girl name
1968 9,779 9,745 34 #36 girl name
1969 8,840 8,809 31 #39 girl name
1970 8,049 8,025 24 #41 girl name
1971 6,481 6,455 26 #47 girl name
1972 5,104 5,081 23 #58 girl name
1973 4,444 4,433 11 #63 girl name
1974 3,919 3,907 12 #77 girl name
1975 3,475 3,457 18 #83 girl name
1976 2,979 2,970 9 #98 girl name
1977 2,858 2,841 17
1978 2,586 2,578 8
1979 2,506 2,491 15
1980 2,588 2,575 13
1981 2,544 2,531 13
1982 2,354 2,343 11
1983 2,028 2,019 9
1984 1,883 1,865 18
1985 1,684 1,673 11
1986 1,493 1,485 8
1987 1,640 1,631 9
1988 1,511 1,502 9
1989 1,504 1,494 10
1990 1,393 1,388 5
1991 1,246 1,237 9
1992 1,129 1,122 7
1993 949 944 5
1994 868 868 0
1995 751 751 0
1996 674 674 0
1997 680 680 0
1998 566 566 0
1999 548 548 0
2000 517 517 0
2001 487 487 0
2002 486 486 0
2003 426 426 0
2004 422 422 0
2005 397 397 0
2006 540 540 0
2007 475 475 0
2008 391 391 0
2009 454 454 0
2010 406 406 0
2011 361 361 0
2012 291 291 0
2013 313 313 0
2014 315 315 0

Want to know about the populiarty of Barbara? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,437,083 babies born with the name Barbara in the United States. That's more than enough Barbaras to occupy the country of Trinidad and Tobago with an estimated population of 1,317,714 (as of July 1, 2010). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 127 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Barbara" was in 1947 with a total of 48,793 babies. (That's a lot of baby Barbaras)

According to the 1956 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Barbara" ranks #11 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Montana. Imagine that, 102 babies in Montana have the same name as you in 1956. Across the entire United States a total of 32,374 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Barbara popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Barbara in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the south east? Search for the name to check your answer!

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Barbara" mean? The list below shows the origins of Barbara as well as things modernly associated with the name Barbara such as celebrities named Barbara.

Greek

Origin and Meaning of Barbara

The name "Barbara" is of Greek origin, and it means "Stranger". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Barbra Streisand

Barbra Streisand is a singer, songwriter, actress, and filmmaker specializing in broadway, jazz, traditional pop, and disco music with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1955 to present. Barbra was born in 1942 as Barbara Joan Streisand in Brooklyn, New York, United States.

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Bárbara Mori

Bárbara Mori is an actress, model, producer, and writer with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1997 to present. Bárbara was born in 1978 as Barbara Mori Ochoa in Montevideo, Uruguay.

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Kelly Kelly

Kelly Kelly is a professional wrestler. Kelly was born in 1987 as Barbara Jean Blank in Jacksonville, Florida, United States.

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Barbara Eden

Barbara was born in 1934 as Barbara Jean Morehead in Tucson, Arizona, U.S.

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Barbara Walters

Barbara Walters is a journalist with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1961 to 2015. Barbara was born in 1931 in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.

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Barbara Bach

Barbara Bach is an actress & model with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1968 to 1986. Barbara was born in 1947 as Barbara Goldbach in Queens, New York, U.S.

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Alternative Meanings

B is for bouquet, the flowers around you.

A is for accord, the harmony you spread.

R is for radiant, it's your personality!

B is for buoy, you encourage those you see.

A is for altruism, the unselfish you.

R is for rational, the way you think.

A is for accord, the harmony you spread.

Your name in reverse order is "Arabrab". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Baaabrr". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Barbara born Sep 20, 1969

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of USA South-Central approximately on 700. Your profession was dramatist, director, musician, and bard.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. You should develop self-love and ability to implant hope into hearts of people. Ambition - is not everything. True wealth is buried in your soul.

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