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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

Fun Facts about the name Barry

  • How many people with the first name Barry have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 180,672 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 1964 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Barry ranks 78th in popularity as a baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, 341 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1964.
  • 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 Bryra. 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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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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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.

Irish

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.

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 With the Name Barry

    Barry Gibb

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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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    • Marion Barry
      (Member of the Council of the District of Columbia)
    • Gene Barry
      (actor)
    • Raymond J. Barry
      (actor)
    • James Barry
      (surgeon)
    • Todd Barry
      (comedian)
    • Jon Barry
      (basketball player)
    • Pat Barry
      (leading somebody)
    • Patricia Barry
      (actress)
    • Sir Charles Barry
      (architect)
    • Kevin Barry
      (medical student)
    • Megan Barry
      (influential somebody)
    • Lynda Barry
      (comics creator)
    • John Barry
      (noteworthy somebody)
    • Jack Barry
      (noteworthy person)

    What does the name Barry mean?

    Bis for bounce, your ability to renew.

    Ais for absolute, for you know your mind.

    Ris for rapport, friends seek you.

    Ris for reassuring, eliminating doubts!

    Yis for yearn, your innermost desires.

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