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Barry

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How popular is the baby name Barry in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1883 5 0 5
1884 8 0 8
1885 8 0 8
1889 7 0 7
1891 8 0 8
1892 7 0 7
1893 9 0 9
1898 6 0 6
1899 8 0 8
1900 10 0 10
1901 6 0 6
1903 9 0 9
1904 5 0 5
1905 5 0 5
1906 11 0 11
1907 7 0 7
1908 6 0 6
1909 13 0 13
1910 15 0 15
1911 8 0 8
1912 20 0 20
1913 14 0 14
1914 33 0 33
1915 34 0 34
1916 19 0 19
1917 28 0 28
1918 41 0 41
1919 32 0 32
1920 28 0 28
1921 38 0 38
1922 36 0 36
1923 54 0 54
1924 52 0 52
1925 69 0 69
1926 78 0 78
1927 99 0 99
1928 142 0 142
1929 146 0 146
1930 241 0 241
1931 304 5 299
1932 513 0 513
1933 489 0 489
1934 523 0 523
1935 735 7 728
1936 706 0 706
1937 731 5 726
1938 1,052 10 1,042
1939 1,375 0 1,375
1940 1,842 7 1,835
1941 2,477 12 2,465 #91 boy name
1942 3,221 14 3,207 #79 boy name
1943 3,215 22 3,193 #82 boy name
1944 2,991 9 2,982 #84 boy name
1945 3,151 14 3,137 #84 boy name
1946 4,644 17 4,627 #68 boy name
1947 5,491 21 5,470 #68 boy name
1948 4,675 8 4,667 #74 boy name
1949 4,621 15 4,606 #73 boy name
1950 4,712 15 4,697 #74 boy name
1951 5,294 18 5,276 #71 boy name
1952 5,529 24 5,505 #69 boy name
1953 5,188 13 5,175 #74 boy name
1954 5,847 19 5,828 #68 boy name
1955 5,621 19 5,602 #70 boy name
1956 6,001 21 5,980 #69 boy name
1957 5,811 24 5,787 #72 boy name
1958 5,339 19 5,320 #79 boy name
1959 5,628 24 5,604 #73 boy name
1960 5,757 26 5,731 #72 boy name
1961 6,235 17 6,218 #66 boy name
1962 6,607 26 6,581 #61 boy name
1963 5,993 32 5,961 #67 boy name
1964 5,383 16 5,367 #69 boy name
1965 4,344 17 4,327 #86 boy name
1966 3,944 26 3,918 #87 boy name
1967 3,224 18 3,206 #96 boy name
1968 2,868 12 2,856
1969 3,077 15 3,062 #100 boy name
1970 2,815 14 2,801
1971 2,379 13 2,366
1972 1,769 15 1,754
1973 1,531 13 1,518
1974 1,572 8 1,564
1975 1,481 0 1,481
1976 1,432 7 1,425
1977 1,467 10 1,457
1978 1,513 13 1,500
1979 1,413 12 1,401
1980 1,411 13 1,398
1981 1,353 5 1,348
1982 1,189 8 1,181
1983 1,005 12 993
1984 968 7 961
1985 975 9 966
1986 858 7 851
1987 801 11 790
1988 737 6 731
1989 705 5 700
1990 699 5 694
1991 587 0 587
1992 479 5 474
1993 484 0 484
1994 409 0 409
1995 354 0 354
1996 339 0 339
1997 316 0 316
1998 301 0 301
1999 267 0 267
2000 263 0 263
2001 210 0 210
2002 193 0 193
2003 198 0 198
2004 173 0 173
2005 157 0 157
2006 169 0 169
2007 159 0 159
2008 156 0 156
2009 148 0 148
2010 120 0 120
2011 118 0 118
2012 113 0 113
2013 102 0 102
2014 122 0 122
2015 139 0 139

Want to know about the popularity of the Barry baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 180,672 babies born with the name Barry in the United States. That's more than enough Barries to occupy the country of Sao Tome and Principe with an estimated population of 172,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1883 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Barry" was in 1962 with a total of 6,581 babies. (That's a lot of baby Barries)

According to the 1964 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Barry" ranks #35 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Virginia. Imagine that, 242 babies in Virginia have the same name as you in 1964. Across the entire United States a total of 5,383 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 Barry popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Origin and Meaning of Barry

The name "Barry" is of Irish origin, and it means "Fair headed". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Bar"ry
Divided into bars; -- said of the field.

Barry White

Barry White is a singer-songwriter, record producer, arranger, and musician specializing in R&B, soul, funk, and disco music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1960 to 2003. Barry was born in 1944 as Barry Eugene Carter in Galveston, Texas, United States.

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Barry Manilow

Barry Manilow is a singer-songwriter and producer specializing in pop, adult contemporary, soft rock, and easy listening music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1964 to present. Barry was born in 1946 as Barry Alan Pincus in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

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Barry Bonds

Barry Bonds is a MLB player. Barry was born in 1964 in Riverside, California.

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Barry Sanders

Barry Sanders is a NFL player. Barry was born in 1968 in Wichita, Kansas.

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Barry Pepper

Barry Pepper is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1992 to present. Barry was born in 1970 as Barry Robert Pepper in Campbell River, British Columbia.

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Barry Zito

Barry Zito is a MLB player. Barry was born in 1978 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Barry

Barry Allen
Barry Weiss
Barry Cotter
Barry Gibb
Barry Goldwater
Barry Soetoro
Barry Trotz

Alternative Meanings

B is for bounce, your ability to renew.

A is for accord, the harmony you spread.

R is for relax, you know how!

R is for rely, everyone's trustworthy friend.

Y is for young, the years never show!

Your name in reverse order is "Yrrab". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Rabyr". 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 Barry born May 5, 1947

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Southern China approximately on 1700. Your profession was trainer and holder of the fine animals, birds, and insects.

You were a revolutionary type. You inspired changes in any sphere - politics, business, religion, housekeeping. You could have been a leader. You are bound to solve problems regarding pollution of environment, recycling, misuse of raw materials, elimination of radioactivity by all means including psychological methods.

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