First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Barr

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Alt. Meaning

B is for blossom, a renewal of your spirit.

A is for adaptable, whenever things change

R is for resourceful, in any challenge that comes your way

R is for refreshing, the sparkling you.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Barr

Roseanne Barr is an actress, comedian, writer, producer, director, and politician. She was most prominent from 1985 to present. Roseanne was given the name Roseanne Cherrie Barr on November 3rd, 1952 in Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.


Gig Young was an actor. His career lasted from 1940 to 1978. Gig was given the name Byron Elsworth Barr on November 4th, 1913 in St. Cloud, Minnesota, U.S. He left this life on October 19th, 1978.



Candy Barr was a stripper, actress, adult model, and striptease. Candy was given the name Juanita Dale Slusher on July 6th, 1935 in Edna, Texas, U.S. She breathed her last breath on December 30th, 2005.


Tara Lynne Barr is an actress. She was most prominent from 2004 to present. Tara was born on October 2nd, 1993 in Orange County, California, U.S.


Bob Barr is a congressman. His career lasted from 1995 to 2003. Bob was given the name Robert Laurence Barr, Jr. on November 5th, 1948 in Iowa City, Iowa, U.S.


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Popularity of Barr as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Barr U.S.
  White 82.69% 64.26%
  African American 11.74% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.59% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.04% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.67% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.26% 16.26%

Of Last Name Barr

People with the last name Barr are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Barr

  • How Popular is the name Barr? Barr is the 65,339th most popular name of all time. As a last name Barr was the 781st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Barr have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 16 babies born with the first name Barr in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Barr? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1946 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Barr first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Barr is Wednesday, August 17th, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Barr born? The highest recorded use of the first name Barr was in 1954 with a total of 6 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Barr: Your name in reverse order is Rrab. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Brra. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Barr? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 44,130 people with the last name Barr.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Barr? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 15 of them will have Barr as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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