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in the U.S.
since 1880


Gender: Girl. Ranked #20 most popular

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8k Barbra (American)

What does the name "Barbara" mean?

Barbara (Greek): Stranger

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

B is for buoy, you encourage those you see.

A is for able, for you surely are.

R is for realist, the way you are.

B is for beacon, you extend your friendly hand.

A is for acquaintance, the many friends you know.

R is for righteous, you know when you're right.

A is for able, for you surely are.

Your name in reverse order is "Arabrab". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Rraabba". 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.

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


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 first appeared 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 1922 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Barbara" ranks #52 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Minnesota. Imagine that, 118 babies in Minnesota have the same name as you in 1922. Across the entire United States a total of 6,282 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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 region near the Rockies? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Barbara

Barbra Streisand

Barbra Streisand is a singer, songwriter, actress, and filmmaker with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1955 to present. Barbra was born in 1942 as Barbara Joan Streisand in Brooklyn, New York, United States.


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.


Kelly Kelly

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


Barbara Eden

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


Barbara Walters

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


Barbara Bach

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


Past life for Barbara born May 17, 1957

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 Spain approximately on 925. Your profession was seaman, dealer, businessman, and broker.

Your psychological profile shows you had a natural talent of psychologist and knew how to use the opportunities. Cold-blooded and calm in any situation. Your problem - to learn determination and persistency. Every misfortune should crash upon your strong will.

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