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Barry

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181k
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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Barry

"Barry" is a name 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.
Wiktionary

Anglicized form of Irish Barra, short form of Fionnbharr, from fionn (“white”) + barr (“head”).

  1. A male given name
  2. A surname​ derived from the given name, or from place names in Scotland and Wales.

Diminutive form

  1. A male given name Abbreviation of Bartholomew.
  2. A male given name Abbreviation of Barack.

    Notable Persons Named Barry

    Barry Gibb is a musician. His ongoing career started in 1955. Barry was given the name Barry Alan Crompton Gibb on September 1st, 1946 in Douglas, Isle of Man. Barry is also known as Johnny Hayes.

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    Barry Goldwater was an office holder. Barry was given the name Barry Morris Goldwater on January 2nd, 1909 in Phoenix, Arizona Territory, U.S. He died on May 29th, 1998.

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    Barry Bonds is a baseball player for the Miami Marlins. Barry was born on July 24th, 1964 in Riverside, California.

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    Barry Manilow is a pop music, soft rock, and easy listening singer-songwriter and theatrical producer. His ongoing career started in 1964. Barry was given the name Barry Alan Pincus on June 17th, 1943 in Brooklyn.

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    Barry White was a rhythm, blues, soul music, funk, and disco singer-songwriter, record producer, arrangement, and musician. He plays Piano, Harpsichord, Keyboard instrument, Drum kit, Recorder (musical instrument), and Vocals. His most notable accomplishments were from 1963 to 2003. Barry was given the name Barry Eugene Carter on September 12th, 1944 in Galveston, Texas. He died on July 4th, 2003.

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    Barry Pepper is an actor. Barry was born on April 4th, 1970 in Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada.

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    Notable Persons With the Last Name Barry

    Maryanne Trump Barry is a Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, Judge of theUnited States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and Judge of theUnited States District Court for. Maryanne was born on April 5th, 1937.

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    Rick Barry is a basketball player for the Oakland Oaks / Washington Caps, New York Nets, Golden State Warriors, and Houston Rockets. He was most prominent from 1965 to 1980. Rick was born on March 28th, 1944 in Elizabeth, New Jersey.

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    John Barry was a film score musician. He was most prominent from 1959 to 2006. John was given the name John Barry Prendergast on November 3rd, 1933 in York. He breathed his last breath on January 30th, 2011.

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    Dave Barry is a writer. Dave was given the name David McAlister Barry on July 3rd, 1947 in Armonk, New York, U.S.

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    Brent Barry is a basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers, Miami Heat, Chicago Bulls, Seattle SuperSonics, San Antonio Spurs, and Houston Rockets. He was most prominent from 1995 to 2009. Brent was born on December 31st, 1971 in Hempstead (village), New York.

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    Gareth Barry is a soccer player for the Everton F.C., Brighton & Hove Albion F.C., Aston Villa F.C., Manchester City F.C., and England national football team. Gareth was born on February 23rd, 1981 in Hastings, England.

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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 303 5 298
    1932 514 0 514
    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 2,990 9 2,981 #84 boy name
    1945 3,153 14 3,139 #84 boy name
    1946 4,643 17 4,626 #68 boy name
    1947 5,489 21 5,468 #68 boy name
    1948 4,676 8 4,668 #74 boy name
    1949 4,622 16 4,606 #73 boy name
    1950 4,709 15 4,694 #74 boy name
    1951 5,302 18 5,284 #71 boy name
    1952 5,529 24 5,505 #69 boy name
    1953 5,188 13 5,175 #74 boy name
    1954 5,851 19 5,832 #68 boy name
    1955 5,617 19 5,598 #70 boy name
    1956 6,001 21 5,980 #69 boy name
    1957 5,810 24 5,786 #72 boy name
    1958 5,340 19 5,321 #79 boy name
    1959 5,627 24 5,603 #73 boy name
    1960 5,759 26 5,733 #72 boy name
    1961 6,236 17 6,219 #66 boy name
    1962 6,607 26 6,581 #61 boy name
    1963 5,990 32 5,958 #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 3,223 18 3,205 #96 boy name
    1968 2,867 12 2,855
    1969 3,077 15 3,062 #100 boy name
    1970 2,814 14 2,800
    1971 2,378 13 2,365
    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 1,431 7 1,424
    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 141 0 141
    2016 169 0 169

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    Popularity of Barry as a first name

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    Popularity of Barry as a last name

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    Common last names for Barry

    • Smith
    • Williams
    • Miller
    • Brown
    • Jones
    • Johnson
    • Davis
    • Wilson
    • Moore
    • Thomas
    • Thompson
    • Martin
    • Anderson
    • Jackson
    • Baker
    • Lewis
    • Scott

    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Barry U.S.
      White 84.47% 64.26%
      African American 10.54% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.76% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.37% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 1.37% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 2.49% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Barry

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

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    Fun Facts about the name Barry

    • How Popular is the name Barry? Barry is the 399th most popular name of all time. As a last name Barry was the 738th most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Barry have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 180,842 babies born with the first name Barry in the United States. That's more than enough people named Barry to occupy the country of Sao Tome and Principe with an estimated population of 172,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Barry? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1883 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
    • When was Barry first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Barry is Sunday, July 14th, 1867.
    • What year had the most people named Barry born? The highest recorded use of the first name Barry was in 1962 with a total of 6,581 babies. That's a lot of babies named Barry!
    • Random Barry Factoid: According to the 1975 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Barry ranks 86th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Mississippi. Imagine that, 47 babies in Mississippi have the same name as you in 1975.
    • Weird things about the name Barry: Your name in reverse order is Yrrab. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Abrry. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Barry? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 47,274 people with the last name Barry.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Barry? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 16 of them will have Barry 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).
    • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
    • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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