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Popularity
1.4m
in the U.S.
since 1880

Barbara

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

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



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
18801271270
18811301300
18821301300
18831351350
18841931930
18851951950
18862072070
18872042040
18882532530
18892462460
18902412410
18912212210
18922782780
18932552550
18942902900
18952982980
18963243240
18972992990
18983043040
18992732730
19003413410
19012772770
19023063060
19033463460
19043573570
19053663660
19064134130
19075155150
19085145140
19095675670
19106136130
19117377370
19121,1841,1840
19131,4571,4507#94 girl name
19142,0622,0620#82 girl name
19152,7062,7060#83 girl name
19163,1183,1135#74 girl name
19173,5403,5346#67 girl name
19184,2314,2247#60 girl name
19194,0914,0847#60 girl name
19205,1155,1069#47 girl name
19216,0266,01511#40 girl name
19226,2826,27210#40 girl name
19237,2197,20910#33 girl name
19248,3198,30712#28 girl name
19259,1819,15526#22 girl name
192611,11011,07535#16 girl name
192713,20413,16341#10 girl name
192814,91214,86844#8 girl name
192916,10116,03863#7 girl name
193018,35518,28174#6 girl name
193121,88121,79784#4 girl name
193226,41726,314103#3 girl name
193327,06526,946119#3 girl name
193429,35029,232118#3 girl name
193530,81430,690124#3 girl name
193631,78831,678110#3 girl name
193735,05134,907144#2 girl name
193839,43339,271162#2 girl name
193937,40937,259150#2 girl name
194036,87236,732140#2 girl name
194139,69039,535155#2 girl name
194244,89944,735164#2 girl name
194343,57843,428150#2 girl name
194439,31039,188122#2 girl name
194538,35938,27287#3 girl name
194645,22945,120109#4 girl name
194748,88248,79389#4 girl name
194846,90246,82577#3 girl name
194942,66542,59867#4 girl name
195041,62841,55870#4 girl name
195140,65840,58870#5 girl name
195239,96239,88874#6 girl name
195338,51838,44672#6 girl name
195436,43136,37358#7 girl name
195533,66933,58980#7 girl name
195632,37432,29876#9 girl name
195729,75429,68668#9 girl name
195827,94127,88259#9 girl name
195925,41925,35267#11 girl name
196024,50824,44464#12 girl name
196123,04322,98756#12 girl name
196220,72420,64876#14 girl name
196318,35318,28964#17 girl name
196416,52416,47450#19 girl name
196514,06714,02641#25 girl name
196613,16913,12445#27 girl name
196711,24511,20243#33 girl name
19689,7799,74534#36 girl name
19698,8408,80931#39 girl name
19708,0498,02524#41 girl name
19716,4816,45526#47 girl name
19725,1045,08123#58 girl name
19734,4444,43311#63 girl name
19743,9193,90712#77 girl name
19753,4753,45718#83 girl name
19762,9792,9709#98 girl name
19772,8582,84117
19782,5862,5788
19792,5062,49115
19802,5882,57513
19812,5442,53113
19822,3542,34311
19832,0282,0199
19841,8831,86518
19851,6841,67311
19861,4931,4858
19871,6401,6319
19881,5111,5029
19891,5041,49410
19901,3931,3885
19911,2461,2379
19921,1291,1227
19939499445
19948688680
19957517510
19966746740
19976806800
19985665660
19995485480
20005175170
20014874870
20024864860
20034264260
20044224220
20053973970
20065405400
20074754750
20083913910
20094544540
20104064060
20113613610
20122912910
20133133130
20143153150

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 1940 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Barbara" ranks #12 in popularity as a baby girl's name in North Dakota. Imagine that, 81 babies in North Dakota have the same name as you in 1940. Across the entire United States a total of 36,872 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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 beloved, as you are to many.

A is for admirable, you certainly are!

R is for radiant, it's your personality!

B is for busy, your never idle life.

A is for activities, for you have many.

R is for refreshing, the sparkling you.

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 "Aaarrbb". 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.

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!

Celebrities named Barbara

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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Past life for Barbara born Feb 10, 1996

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 Northern Africa approximately on 525. Your profession was librarian, priest, and keeper of tribal relics.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. Your lesson - to develop kind attitude to people, to acquire gift of understanding and compassion.

Name poster for Barbara

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